Ahmedabad: US President Donald Trump signs the Visitors Book of the Sabarmati Ashram as US First Lady Melania Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look on, in Ahmedabad on Feb 24, 2020. . Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Feb 24 : Twitterati criticised US President Donald Trump for not mentioning Mahatma Gandhi in the visitor book of Sabarmati Ashram and instead praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trump also called him a "great friend" (PM Modi) and called his tour a "wonderful visit". "To my great friend Prime Minister Modi - Thank you for this wonderful visit," wrote Trump and signed the message.

It was also signed by First Lady Melania Trump. This act drew a lot of eyeballs on social media as President Trump left a message in the visitors book without any mention of Mahatma Gandhi.

A user wrote, "Clearly u, @realDonaldTrump, have no idea about the Sabarmati Ashram, the great #MahatmaGandhi and the visitors book in the Ashram. No mention of Mahatma Gandhi by President Trump in his comments in the visitors book at Sabarmati ashram #GoBackTrump." Another wrote, "This Is D Insult Of #MahatmaGandhi AOn His 150th Birth Anniversary Year...Mr @narendramodi Must Apologize To Nation On Behalf Of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS and Mr @realDonaldTrump himself should also apologize unconditionally for his ignorant behavior towards our #fatherofthenation." A post read, "Respected @realDonaldTrump @POTUS...You need to write your experience about Your visit to Sabarmati Ashram.... You can say thanks to @PMOIndia @narendramodi later... don't insult #MahatmaGandhi ji...it's an insult to the nation." "@realDonaldTrump, it's really unfortunate if you visited Sabarmati Ashram and didn't speak a word about #MahatmaGandhi ji. May be your friend from India might have insisted you to do so !" a user remarked.

Tweeple were quick to take screenshots of what the then US President Barack Obama had written when he visited Rajghat on January 25, 2015: "What Dr Martin Luther King Jr said then remains true today: The spirit of Gandhi is very much alive today. And it remains a great gift to the world. May we always live in his spirit of love and peace - among all people and nations."

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