During the second (and final) debate before the US polls, that is designated to take place on the 3rd of November, Donald Trump sparked controversy by making remarks against the world’s three top developing countries- India, China, and Russia! He also made the decision to walk out of the Paris accord, which was meant to be a “landmark” environmental accord between several nations to address the growing negative impacts of the climatic change happening all over the world.
What did Trump say in the televised debate between him and his democrat rival Joe Biden?
The US president Donald Trump said, “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy. I walked out of the Paris Accord as we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly.” He further added, “I will not sacrifice millions of jobs… thousands of companies because of the Paris Accord. It is very unfair.” In his reply, the opposition candidate Joe Biden said climate change is an “existential threat to humanity. We have a moral obligation to deal with it. We’re going to pass the point of no return within the next eight to 10 years.”
This Is not the first time that Trump has made such controversial remarks against India
Donald Trump made these remarks just days before the defense secretary of the state Mr. Mark Esper and the secretary Mr. Mike Pompeo is entitled to visit India for talks on the US-India growing friendship. What is more disgraceful is that this is not the first time Trump has made such remarks. He earlier said, “When you talk about numbers you don’t know how many people died in China, you don’t know how many people died in Russia, you don’t know how many people died in India. They don’t exactly give you a straight count” as he targeted the three nations again!
How is India reacting to such a remark from the highest authority of the US?
People from several sections of India have not welcomed this remark in good terms. The social media saw raged remarks by many of them. Some of them criticized Prime minister Narendra Modi for developing friendship with him while some wrote that it was very “unfortunate comments” by the leader. Not only the common people but several political sections also raised eyebrows in this comment and thereby targeted the Prime Minister inadvertently. There is still no reply by our government; we have to wait to see how the nation leaders handle this situation.
The PolicyTimes suggestions
- The Indian government must look out on the fact that they are lending a hand of friendship with the US first person and what they are getting in return. It is disgraceful of such a leader to make such remarks against a country.
- The people of the US must now choose their leader wisely. It has been long since Trump has been making insensitive remarks. Be it on race, religion, or the climatic conditions in the recent case. In 2015, he targeted the Muslim community by demanding “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” as it might bring security threats to the nation.
- It is time that the US leader is called for by not only the Indian government but also by other country’s leaders and given a befitting reply for his disgraceful comments.