U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House, where he said the pair were ''world leaders in social media'' and that the future of their partnership ''has never looked brighter.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time on Monday (June 26), seeking to develop a warm relationship despite differences over trade, immigration and the Paris climate accord. "I'm proud to announce to the media, to the American people and to the Indian people that Prime Minister Modi and I are world leaders in social media," said Trump during a news conference at the White House Rose Garden. The two leaders went into their relatively low-key summit looking to bolster the U.S.-India strategic partnership but an equally important goal was simply to break the ice and get to know each other. As they met, a Pentagon agency said the U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to India of a Boeing C-17 transport aircraft with an estimated cost of $366 million. Trump, in Oval Office remarks as Modi sat beside him, said Modi "has been such a great prime minister" and noted that he had been reading about India's economic success under his leadership.