Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday presented a large portrait of the Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, as the couple departed from Agra for New Delhi for the final and main leg of their two-day visit. The portrait had a picture of the couple posed at Diana's bench with the Taj Mahal in the background.
The President's family, including daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, visited the majestic 17th-century monument Monday evening. They had arrived in the city after attending a mega event in Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium and visiting Sabarmati Ashram earlier in the day.
Donald and Melania Trump took strolls in the gardens and courtyard of the Taj Mahal and watched the monument in amazement. The couple was accompanied by a government official who introduced them to the story of Taj. The Trumps were received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel at the Kheria airport upon their arrival from Ahmedabad.
"The Taj Mahal inspires awe. A timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India!" President Trump wrote in the visitor's book.
The grandeur and beauty of the Taj Mahal is awe inspiring! 🇺🇸 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/jcYwXHxf4c— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 24, 2020
Great visit to the iconic #TajMahal with President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS. This architecturally stunning @UNESCO world heritage site is a must see for all in #IncredibleIndia! #NamasteyTrump pic.twitter.com/6OuR8GhIQw— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) February 24, 2020