WaPo: Trump Mimics Indian PM’s Accent When Discussing Afghan Policy

(L to R) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo talk ahead the third working session "Partnership with Africa" on the second day of the G20 Summit in Ham... (L to R) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo talk ahead the third working session "Partnership with Africa" on the second day of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. Leaders of the world's top economies gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 22, 2018 11:12 a.m.
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President Donald Trump mimics Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accent when discussing the deployment of U.S. military resources in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed senior administration officials, that Trump “has been known” to imitate an Indian accent and refer to Modi’s remark during a meeting last year that no country has ever “given so much away for so little in return” as the United States has with regard to Afghanistan.

The White House did not immediately respond to TPM’s questions about why Trump might feel the need to imitate Modi’s accent during discussions of unrelated policy.

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