This Video of Crowds Streaming Out of Indian Stadium During Trump's Speech Is the Schadenfreude We Needed
If you were hoping President Donald Trump had improved his reputation abroad, prepare to be disappointed.
On his recent visit to India, Trump appeared with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open the country's new cricket arena: Sardar Patel Stadium.
The President spent the speech touting the growth of the Indian economy and the continued relationship between India and the United States.
The new stadium seats approximately 100,000 people—a larger capacity than the number of people who usually attend the President's rallies in the States.
While the stadium at the beginning of Trump's address was packed to near capacity, a video later on in the speech shows a significantly dwindled crowd, with even more spectators pouring out of the stadium as he continues.
Ouch https://t.co/DHT9B0r651— Aleem Maqbool (@Aleem Maqbool) 1582535618.0
Many of the spectators grew tired of the heat, with one engineering student telling AFP:
"We left midway through Trump's speech. It was too hot. People ahead of us too left. There was direct sun where we were sitting."
By the end of Trump's speech, thousands had filed out of the stadium.
Trump also butchered the pronunciation of nearly every Indian name mentioned in his speech, leading to ridicule from some.
People couldn't help but laugh as the enthusiasm evaporated.
Thousands walked out on Trump during his speech, insulting them by mispronouncing name places, mixing up names, and… https://t.co/VeGlSpyBUI— JoeTrudeau (@JoeTrudeau) 1582578715.0
I guess Indians aren't as thrilled with him being there as he thought they would be.... https://t.co/kgRhSGipEK— EvelynnAMD 💋🌊❄️🍸 (@EvelynnAMD 💋🌊❄️🍸) 1582573311.0
People leaving the Modi/Trump political rally early. After Trump mispronounced every Indian name and even the name… https://t.co/rGCh0eTeBF— Bernadette Halloran (@Bernadette Halloran) 1582575265.0
His amazing speeches always keep his yuge crowds in their ... umm, nevermind. https://t.co/z0GVN4vtLH— David Gottesman (@David Gottesman) 1582573256.0
Hah! The crowds in India have had enough of the orange idiot and his endless rambling of nonsense. They are walking… https://t.co/Nb6UGi3LDU— Roscoe McCloskey (@Roscoe McCloskey) 1582569968.0
They came, they saw what the fuss was about, they weren't impressed, they left. https://t.co/pTsBRN22T1— Mark B in SLC (@Mark B in SLC) 1582558302.0
Trump had earlier estimated that seven million people would be lining the streets to greet him or attending the rally.
He was off on that one.
For more insight into Trump's foreign policy, check out Fuel to the Fire, available here.