Prime News, International (Washington), August 14:- United States President Donald Trump, who is known for his mood swings and making outlandish statements, had once jokingly said that he could play matchmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to the ‘Politico’ magazine, the US President made these remarks after coming to know from his staffers that the Indian Prime Minister was long separated from his wife.
When the Trump’s staffers told him that PM Modi would not be bringing his wife along to the meeting at the White House, Trump reportedly joked, “Ah, I think I can set him up with somebody.”
The report cited “two people who briefed Trump on the meeting.”
Defending Trump, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during an interaction with the press that the US President has developed “strong relationships” with “America’s closest allies,” which allow for “candid conversations.”
The 67-year-old Prime Minister is married to Jashodaben, a retired teacher. Though the couple never divorced, the two have been living separately for long.
PM Modi was married to Jashodaben when they were very young as part of the caste tradition in those days. The PM later became a full-time RSS ideologue and left his wife and village.
Interestingly, the PM never officially acknowledged Jashodaben’s existence until he declared his candidacy in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Jashodaben, 66, reportedly lives with her family in a village in PM Modi’s home state of Gujarat.
The article also focussed on the “diplomatic faux-pas” committed by Trump during his discussions with foreign leaders over a wide range of issues. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).