Ahead of India visit, Trump brags he is 'No. 1 on Facebook' and PM Modi No. 2; stats ready to leave him red-faced
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of his India visit later this month, US President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted saying he is looking forward to it, adding that it is a great honour that social media giant Facebook ranked him number one and Prime Minister Narendra Modi based on their popularity.
In a tweet, Donal Trump said, "Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that "Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India." Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it! (sic)."
Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that “Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.” Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2020
However, Trump's claim does not support any data. According to Twiplomacy's 2019 rankings, PM Modi (44 million) is actually ahead of Donald Trump (24 million) in the race.
As of now, they have 44 million and 25 million followers on the leading social media site.
According to the above rankings, PM Modi is placed second in the list among world leaders. Donald Trump gets third place in the list.
Currently, the former US President Barack Obama leads with 55 million followers on Facebook.
According to a White House announcement, "Trump and his wife Melani are scheduled to visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi on February 24 and 25."
He is expected to get a roaring welcome by lakhs of people when he arrives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Trump and PM Modi are expected to deliver a historic speech in front of thousands of crowds of people in newly-built Motera stadium, the world's largest cricket stadium.
During his two-day visit, Trump will take part in grand roadshow, visit the Sabarmati Ashram and the inaugurate newly-built cricket stadium.
If Ahmedabad airport to Sabarmati Ashram route will be used for the roadshow, the slum locality near Indira bridge( which lies on the opposite direction), will not come into the picture, officials told PTI.
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