Known for being critical about developing countries, the Republican presidential frontrunner appreciated India
Washington D.C.: India is "doing great" but no one talks about it, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, known for his critical views on developing countries like China and Mexico, has said.
Trump made the remarks in response to a question on US’ standing in the world. File pic/AFP
"India is doing great," Trump said. This is for the first time Trump has given a glimpse of his views about India since launching his presidential campaign last year.
Trump (69) has been openly critical about many countries like China, Mexico and Japan in many of his speeches. Trump made the remarks in response to a question on America’s standing in the world and in a similar interview.
"That was the beginning of China. That was the beginning of India, when India — by the way, India is doing great. Nobody talks about it. And I have big jobs going up in India. But India is doing great," Trump said. Trump has a number of real estate interests in India.
"Look at everything I told you. Everything I told you is all right, whether it’s Iraq, whether it’s Iran, whether it’s China, whether it’s India, whether it’s Japan," Trump said.
"Just look at this country. We have gone from this tremendous power that was respected all over the world to somewhat of a laughing stock," he had then said.
Frontrunner Donald Trump will not participate in the last Republican party debate tomorrow, opting out of the nationally televised clash just five days before the crucial Iowa caucuses over a woman anchor he calls “biased”.
Ted Cruz criticized Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Thursday night’s presidential debate and challenged the businessman to debate one-on-one in the coming days. “Give the Republican primary voters the right to see a fair and policy-focused debate, not simply insults,” Cruz said.