WASHINGTON: During a joint press conference between Trump and Prime Minister Modi, in the White House Rose Garden Trump embarrassed the United States as he proudly brought up his social media following. And PM Modi just laughed at it!

US President Donald Trump today described Prime Minister Narendra Modi and himself as “world leaders in social media” — a reference to their multi-million strong following on online platforms — and said it has enabled them to hear directly from their citizens.

“I’m proud to announce to the media, to the American people and to the Indian people that Prime Minister Modi and I are world leaders in social media,” Trump said in his remarks at the White House Rose Garden, following his first bilateral meeting with Modi.