And it’s pretty much as awkward as you’d expect. Check out the exerpt here.
However, what’s most interesting in this whole dog and pony show is the extent to which it’s being used as a BJP election broadcast.
It’s not unusual for politicians to use foreign appearances as a chance to send a message to domestic constituents. It is unusual for them to do it to the exclusion of actually participating in whatever event it is that they’re at. Modi is famously unembarrassable, but here it’s like the US audience isn’t even present.
You can watch the whole thing – with election rally-style music and cheering – here.