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Trump’s ignorance of India-China border leaves Modi flabbergasted

US President Donald Trump, who is prone to make shocking gaffes at international stage, was at it once again. And according to a book on the presidency this time the person at the receiving end was none other than the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The US president shocked Modi by telling him that India did not share a border with China and it set back ties between the two countries. “It’s not like you’ve got China on your border,” Trump told Modi, according to the book by two Washington Post reporters, who quoted an anonymous aide.

“After Trump bungles his India-China geography and seems to dismiss the threat China poses to India, for instance, the authors write that ‘Modi’s eyes bulged out in surprise,'” the newspaper wrote.

“Modi’s expression gradually shifted, from shock and concern to resignation,” Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig claimed in their book, “A Very Stable Genius,” according to the newspaper.

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