Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump with two bracelets worth $2,760 and $2,450, respectively. These bracelets were part of the 17 gifts that former American President Donald Trump and his family received from India. However, Trump family report these gifts to the Department of State of the United States government.
According to a report by Democrat staffers on the US House Oversight Committee, Modi presented the bracelets to Trump’s wife and daughter in 2021. Additionally, in 2019, Modi gifted Trump a table worth $1,400 featuring a black marble top and pearl and stone inlay.
Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, was also gifted a bandhgala jacket designed by Raghavendra Rathore by Modi, which was worth $940.
On Friday, a report released in Washington DC referenced documents that exposed the reception of 17 “unreported” gifts by Trump and his family from India. These gifts, valued at over $47,000 (Rs 38.8 lakh) in total, included a model of the Taj Mahal worth $4,600, which Trump had received from Ram Nath Kovind, the then-President of India, in 2021.
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The remaining gifts were presented by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Makrana vase to Trump), then Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, then president Ram Nath Kovind, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and the Embassy of India in the Philippines.
According to the investigation conducted by the Committee, Trump and his family received undisclosed gifts from several foreign officials, including President Xi Jinping of China, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. The report uncovered 17 gifts from Saudi Arabia, valued at over $48,000, that were not reported to the US State Department. The report highlights that the non-disclosure of these foreign gifts, as required by law, raises serious concerns about the former President’s actions.