NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s dislike for journalists is well-known and this was evident during his meetings with prime ministers Imran Khan and Narendra Modi when reporters from India and Pakistan pestered him on their favourite themes.
Trump first encountered a bunch of aggressive Pakistani reporters who pressed him on human rights violations in Kashmir forcing the US President to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan, “Where do you find reporters like these?”
President Trump met Imran Khan and Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and answered questions by reporters accompanying the two leaders.
When a Pakistani journalist asked Trump about the Indian atrocities in Kashmir, the president mocked him by asking him whether he was a member of Khan’s team.
“Are you from his (Imran Khan) team? You are making a statement, not asking a question, the US President said.
Likewise when Trump met Prime Minister Modi, journalists accompanied Indian premier were equally aggressive like their Pakistani counterparts.
While Pakistani media, who seemed angered by India’s revocation of the special status of Kashmir, posed a volley of questions to Trump on the situation there, Indian reporters angered Trump by repeatedly asking about their favourite theme “Cross Border Terrorism”. Trump snubbed a journalist with ‘India Today’ channel when he repeated a question about cross border terrorism in Kashmir. He instead turned towards Prime Minister Modi and asked him, “Where do you find reporters like these?”.
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