Trumps marvel at Taj Mahal

Kusum Tewari

Tribune News Service

Agra, February 24

As the fading sun cast its glow on the white marble mausoleum, symbolising the eternal love of a 17th century Mughal monarch for his queen, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spent an hour mesmerised by the iconic monument.

On the second leg of his India visit, Trump arrived in Agra from Ahmedabad accompanied by his wife, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

After strolling walking hand in hand in the manicured lawns of the monument, Trump wrote, “The Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture. Thank you India.”

Halfway to the monument the couple stopped at the famed love seat, like other foreign dignitaries, to pose for the mandatory photo with the Taj Mahal in the backdrop. In preparation of the high profile visit hundreds of workers had been working round the clock scrubbing the marble.

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