Trump imitates Modi, Indian accent during Afghan talks: report
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Trump imitates Modi, Indian accent during Afghan talks: report

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US President Donald Trump has reportedly used an Indian accent to imitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his conversations about US policy in Afghanistan, according to a report in a leading American daily today.

Prime Minister Modi, during his visit to the US last year, held talks with President Trump on a number of issues including the situation in war-torn Afghanistan.

Modi told Trump in an Oval Office meeting in June: "Never has a country given so much away for so little in return" as the United States in Afghanistan, The Washington Post quoted sources as saying.

To Trump, Modis statement was proof that the rest of the world viewed the United States as being duped and taken advantage of in Afghanistan, the Post said.

"Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi," the Post reported.

The White House did not immediately respond to a question on the Posts assertion that Trump has been imitating Modi in Indian accent.

Democratic Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi condemned Trumps reported habit of affecting an Indian accent to imitate Modi.

"I was appalled to read that President Trump reportedly affected an Indian accent to imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

"In the wake of the Presidents recent comments disparaging entire regions of the world...

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