Trump, Modi appears together at Houston rally

President Trump with Narendra Modi in Houston
President Trump rallied Sunday with Narendra Modi in Houston, combining forces with a leader who has made similar appeals to nationalism as he tries to gather support from the Indian American voting bloc in Texas, an emerging political battleground.

The crowd cheered as Mr. Trump pledged to help Texans suffering from rampant flooding two years after Hurricane Harvey, and heaped praise on the 4 million Americans who claim Indian heritage.

You enrich our culture, you uphold our values, you uplift our communities and you are truly proud to be American and we are proud to have you as Americans.

We thank you, we love you and I want you to know my administration is fighting for you each and every day, the president told an audience of roughly 50,000 at NRG Stadium, home to the NFL’s Houston Texans.

He also made an emotional appeal to fight “radial Islamic terrorism” eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.

Mr. Trump called India a true and great friend of the U.S., returning the favor after Mr. Modi had lifted up Mr. Trump as the foremost figure in the world.