It is not the first time that US President is welcomed with protests. As POTUS landed Ahmedabad today, Twitter is trending with #GoBackTrump hashtags. The hashtag had been tweeted over 53 thousand times against the 6 thousand tweets with the hashtag #WelcomeTrump.
Trump will be in India for 36 hours, along with him would be a 12 member delegation including his daughter and son-in-law. Ahead of the visit, India also poured 14,000 litres of clean water to Yamuna, to get rid of the foul smell. Taj Mahal received a mud pack treatment and walls and bridges got a fresh coat of paint.
Twitter witnessed a war of words with people treating under two hastags ‘#GobackTrump’ and ‘#NamasteTrump.’ Here are some of the tweets:
— Digital Shana (@digitalshana) February 24, 2020
To the TV channels constantly showing which “paan” will be presented to Trump, and making every conversation revolve around what Trump will eat, do you realise those who barely get to eat have now been served with eviction notices,to vacate their homes? #GoBackTrump pic.twitter.com/l9M4IvEWf3
— Damayanti Ghosh (@sayhidee) February 24, 2020
Come on friends once again let’s do it trends of #GoBackTrump world wide because Trump has spread more hatred of immigration than any American leader’s in American history and Climate movement readies to battle Trump on Keystone XL. #GoBackTrumphttps://t.co/aM5zZycwLC
— Siddee Meena (@SiddeeMina) February 24, 2020
— Altaf hussain (@Altafhu82298278) February 24, 2020
Promised that i will do in 60months which INC failed to do in 60 years
But finally he achieved.
And now he is opening ways for American milk and chicken .
— Mohith (@I_amMohith) February 24, 2020
The Great Wall of Ahmedabad
Ahead of Trump’s visit, a four feet high wall was erected in Ahmedabad, to hide the squalor of the slum, that is located along the roadside where a Trump-Modi roadshow is scheduled. The municipality has no clear reasons when asked about the construction.
Walls should be built for the homeless…
Not to hide the homeless…
— Ahmed Shehzad (@ahamedkhan003) February 24, 2020
“We decided, in consultation with slum dwellers to build a wall to prevent encroachment and secondly to save trees which were getting damaged,” Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra told The Hindu. However, they have no proper reasons regarding the urge with which it was built.
However, as per reports of the Quartz, the slum dwellers are highly displeased with the new wall. “All this government wants to do is hide us. If they can’t see us, our problems cease to exist,” one of them told the news site.
And take that wall with you.. pic.twitter.com/MipGL9idrv
— Girish (??????) (@GirishNaught) February 24, 2020
The city is also said to be filled with “larger-than-life” cut outs of Trump and Modi. 14 million dollars have been spent in ‘modi’fying Ahmedabad alone to entertain Trump for 36 hours.