India not getting its due recognition: Donald Trump

US Presidential Candidate

Washington: Donald Trump, the US Presidential hopeful, said that India is doing great but no one appreciates it.

“India is doing great,” Trump told the CNN in an interview on Monday.

Being critical openly about many countries like China, Mexico and Japan, It’s the first time that Trump gave a glimpse into his thought about India.

“That was the beginning of China. That was the beginning of India, when India — by the way, India is doing great. Nobody talks about it. And I have big jobs going up in India. But India is doing great,” Trump said.

“But that was the beginning of China. That was the beginning of India. Look at everything I told you. Everything I told you is all right, whether it’s Iraq, whether it’s Iran, whether it’s China, whether it’s India, whether it’s Japan,” referring to his CNN interview in September 2007.

“Just look at this country. We have gone from this tremendous power that was respected all over the world to somewhat of a laughing stock,” he said.

“All of a sudden, people are talking about China and India and other places, even from an economic standpoint. America has come down a long way, a long way. The United States has come down a long way, and it’s very, very sad. We’re not respected,” he added. (Inputs from agencies)