Quoting senior administration officials, The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump “has been known to affect an Indian accent” to imitate Modi.
The detail about Trump’s Modi imitation was buried in a Post story about U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. The report detailed a conversation Modi had with Trump during his visit to the White House last year.
“Never has a country given so much away for so little in return,” Modi reportedly told Trump, referring to the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Senior White House officials told the Post that the president saw Modi’s statement as “proof that the rest of the world viewed the United States as being duped and taken advantage of in Afghanistan.” Still, plans are reportedly underway for the U.S. to send more troops to fight in America’s longest war.