Modi is father of India: Trump

US President Donald Trump said that Modi is the 'father of India'. Trump made the statement during a joint media interaction after the meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Calling PM Modi a great gentleman and a great leader, Trump said that India was very torn and there was a lot of dissension and fighting in the country before Prime Minister Modi came to power. He added that Prime Minister Modi played an important role in bringing everyone together just like a father and it seems that he is the Father of India. "He (PM Modi) is a great gentleman and a great leader. I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting and he brought it all together. Like a father would. Maybe he is the Father of India. I think we can call him (Modi) Father of India. They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis," Trump noted.