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Trump to take on India tariffs in first trip
US-India trade deal may not go smoothly
FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence provides insight into President Trump wanting to craft a trade deal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
President Trump departed the White House Sunday for Ahmedabad, India, where he said he'll be "talking trade" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Hundreds of thousands of people in the northwestern city are expected to greet Trump on Monday for a road show leading to a massive rally at what has been touted as the world’s largest cricket stadium. First lady Melania Trump will accompany the president.
"I hear it's going to a big event, some people say the biggest event they've ever had in India," Trump told reporters on Sunday. "That's what the prime minister told me. This will be the biggest event they've ever had, so it's going to be very exciting. I'm going to be there one night, that's not too much."
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The U.S. took India off its list of designated low-tariff countries last year in retaliation for the country's poor treatment of U.S. companies.
"We will continue to enact great new trade deals like we've been doing. I'm going to India … and we're talking trade," Trump said at a rally in Colorado Springs last week. "They've been hitting us hard for many many years, but I really like Prime Minister Modi."
"We've got to talk a little business," he continued. "They give us tariffs. One of the highest in the world is India."