Modi does it with hugs

Modi does it with hugs
MODI'S TRADEMARK: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vibes well with US President Donald Trump.

Berlin - The leaders hugged in the White House Rose Garden.


Published: Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 28 Jun 2017, 1:16 AM

US President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.
Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the US president's outstretched arm not as an invitation for a handshake, but as a pull toward an embrace. Then he did it again in the White House Rose Garden. Then once more before leaving.
Trump appeared stiff and uncomfortable with the first hug, smiling thinly and patting Modi on the back a couple of times.
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* The two countries pledge to work together to end global terrorism

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