Trump says it's honour that FB ranked him number 1 and PM Modi number 2

WION Web Team New Delhi Feb 15, 2020, 01.42 PM(IST)

File photo: Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump Photograph:( AFP )

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Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, it was announced this week.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said said it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one and Narendra Modi number two on their popularity on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, it was announced this week.

Taking to Twitter, he claimed to be the number one on Facebook, citing a remark of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the social media company.

"Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that "Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India." Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!," Trump tweeted.

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This is not the first time that the US President has claimed to be the number one and Prime Minister Modi number two on their popularity on Facebook, reported news agency PTI.

Last month in an interview to CNBC TV on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump said: "I'm No.1 on Facebook, you know who's no.2? Modi from India".

(With inputs from PTI)