When dealing with Trump, India must focus more on the economic dimension

Mar 16, 2017
President Donald Trump’s first post-Inauguration speech to a joint session of US Congress last month did serve to calm somewhat the frayed nerves in Washington. But it did not last long, as tweeted allegations of Obama having ordered wiretap on his phone during the campaign, prompted sharp denials and hitherto unmet calls for substantiation.
The speech itself was preceded by intense speculation about whether he would maintain the trajectory of strident partisan rhetoric carried over from the campaign, and unexpectedly through the inauguration speech on January 20. Recent public opinion polls, showing the highest disapproval ratings for a new President, were believed to have prompted the change in tactics.
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Hindustan Times, March 16, 2017

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