I’m Number 1 on Facebook and Modi Number 2: Donald Trump

I'm Number 1 on Facebook and Modi Number 2: Donald Trump
I'm Number 1 on Facebook and Modi Number 2: Donald Trump. Photo: Aljazeera
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Daily US Times, Washington: Before India visit, US President Donald Trump has said I’m Number 1 on Facebook. He has mentioned it’s a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number 1 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi number 2 on their recognition on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India.

Trump claimed Facebook’s chief executive officer (CEO), Mark Zuckerberg, mentioned he was “No 1” on the social network- apparently referring to his follower count- and that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was second.

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump can pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 on the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, it was introduced this week.

Taking to Twitter, he claimed to be the number 1 on Facebook, citing a remark of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook.

Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday- “Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently acknowledged that “Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.” Truly, I’m going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!.

This isn’t the first time that the US President Trump has claimed to be the number 1 on Facebook and Prime Minister Modi number 2 on their popularity.

I’m Number 1 on Facebook, you know who’s number 2?

Last January month in an interview to CNBC TV on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump mentioned: “I’m Number 1 on Facebook, you know who’s number 2? Modi from India”.

Throughout his visit to India, Trump, along with New Delhi, can even visit Ahmedabad to deal with a joint public meeting with Modi at a newly-built stadium. This may be presidents first bilateral visit within the third decade of the 21st century and also the first after his acquittal by the Senate within the impeachment trial.

Trump is predicted to get a roaring welcome by lakhs of people when he arrives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Donald Trump claimed Facebooks chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg
Donald Trump claimed Facebooks chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg

He together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicted to deliver a historic speech in front of hundreds and thousands of people on the newly build Motera stadium, the biggest cricket stadium of the world.

Senior government officers are tight-lipped on this concern, apart from making feedback in recent past that the two countries are on the verge of a trade package deal or a mini trade deal.

It is exactly the opposite!

Donald Trump cannot stop talking about his upcoming India trip. He is anticipating “millions” to show as much as receive him in Gujarat, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. And now, he is talking up his social media game- and PM Modi’s too.

However, that’s incorrect. It is precisely the opposite. According to Twiplomacy’s 2019 rankings, it is PM Modi who’s first amongst world leaders, with more than 44 million followers on Facebook. Trump is a distant second. (Near 26 million.)

However, all that is only if you do not count Barack Obama- not a government official- who has around 55 million Facebook followers.

Trump arrives on February 24. This is here for a two-day visit of Ahmedabad and Delhi, his first to India since becoming US president.

I’m Number 1 on Facebook and Modi Number 2: Donald Trump

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