Sparking off a new flare which would welcome new troubles from its ally India, US President Donald Trump referred India to filthy to describe the air quality.
Defended his decision to pull out of the Paris accord and denounced Democrat rival Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change in a presidential debate on Friday, Trump’s remarks triggered heat waves in Indo-American communities.
“Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy,” said Trump during a heated exchange during the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. These remarks came in the wake of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi bringing together 130 nations to start urgent action on climate change.
Refuting Trump’s argument, Joe Biden stated that climate change has been an existential threat to humanity and that we have a moral obligation to deal with it. “We’re going to pass the point of no return within the next eight to 10 years,” he said.
This is not the first time, Trump took a critical reference to India during his election campaigning. At the first presidential debate, Trump questioned India’s coronavirus data. you don’t know how many people died in India. They don’t exactly give you a straight count,” he had said.