Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched down the soil of United States (US) on Sunday, on the second leg of his three-nation tour. Modi, the first leader to be invited to the White House, had a one-on-one interaction with US President Donald Trump and also held a joint conference for the media post interaction. PM Modi then proceeded to a cocktail reception and a working dinner with the First Family of the United States.
A red carpet welcome awaited PM Modi on Monday, with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump waiting to greet him at the White House. But closer home, it is a small video the #ModiTrumpMeet hashtag that has gone viral. A TV grab showing two guards waiting to open the doors of Modi’s car is generating a lot of buzz on the internet.
The video shows the guard on the other side, opening the door for the FLOTUS’ counterpart or ‘Mrs Modi’, but is left hanging because obviously, nobody walks out. Along with the jokes on PM Modi’s hug and Trump’s handshake, this video was shared on Twitter with the caption-“1 Modi’s car arrives, 2. Guard salutes, 3. Goes to open the door for Mrs Modi, 4. NO Mrs Modi” and has gone viral.
Watch the video here:
PM Modi was seated on the right side. Usually, the leader’s wife sits on the adjacent seat, and the guards open the door for her too. As the guard on the left opened the door the situation turned out a bit awkward moment as no one makes the exit from that side. Still, he holds the door open for no one in particular. It could be a customary duty or protocol to open the doors from both sides. But, Twitterati are freaking out over ‘missing PM Modi’s wife’.