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Donald and Melania Trump watch the sun go down at the 'incredible' Taj Mahal

The US President had told reporters on Air Force One that he's never been to the iconic mausoleum, but has heard it's "incredible".''

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020, 05.24 PM IST
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Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the UNESCO world heritage site just as the sun was beginning to set.

President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is taking in the breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal Monday in India.

On his flight to Agra, India, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he's never been to the iconic 17th century mausoleum, but that he's heard it's "incredible".

Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the UNESCO world heritage site just as the sun was beginning to set.

On the way from the airport, crowds waved tiny Indian and U.S. flags. Larger-than-life sized cutouts of Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were erected along the route.

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​Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are greeted by performers wearing traditional costumes at the Agra Air Base.
Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are greeted by performers wearing traditional costumes at the Agra Air Base.

Air Force One landed at an airport in Agra where Trump and his entourage walked along a red carpet on the tarmac and applauded dancers in feathered costumes perform the peacock dance. The dancers and musicians shimmied to music and beating drums. One the greeters spun a plate full of fragrant flower petals, dispersing them to the ground.

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Hello, India

24 Feb, 2020
American President Donald Trump arrived in India, on Monday, for his maiden visit to the country, along with First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Trumps kicked off the first leg of their trip with a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram and the ‘Namastey Trump’ event, organised at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Addressing a cheering crowd at the stadium with a capacity of 1.10 lakh, Trump gave a shout out to Bollywood films with a special mention of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘DDLJ’ and Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s ‘Sholay’. Talking about Bollywood, he said, “This is the country that produces nearly 2,000 movies from the hub of genius and creativity known as Bollywood”. Adding, “All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay.” He also spoke about India’s other love, cricket, naming Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in his speech. Here’s a look at what all America’s First Family has been upto ever since they set foot on Indian soil.
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