Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden lashed out at US President Donald Trump for calling India filthy and said this was not the right way to talk about friends. He added that global issues like climate change cannot be solved this way.
During his final face-off with Biden, Trump defended his decision to exit the Paris accord and said that the agreement was partial to countries like China, India and Russia and said the air in these countries was so filthy. His remarks about India did not go well with the Indian-American community who said that the President’s remarks prove he does not think of India and Indians very highly. Many people took to social media to express their opinion on Trump’s remarks and said that his comments should be taken seriously by the Indian government and that it should ensure air pollution is reduced so that the country is not insulted on a global platform again.
Reaching out to Indian American community, Biden said he has always felt a connection with them. He also mentioned about a Diwali event he had attended four years back. He said communities to all festivals had come together to celebrate the festival of lights in the times of a dark election.
Slamming Trump, he said that the President does not share the values shared by him and the Indian American Community and that is the reason why today’s America does not feel like the America of our dreams.
Biden who served as vice president in Obama administration said Obama-Biden years were the best for US-India ties. He said he will build on that progress along with Kamala Harris if he wins the election. It is important to note that Harris will be the first woman vice president of the US if elected.
United States will vote on November 3 to elect its next President.