Indian-Origin Man Spends Thousands of Rupees in Bid to Meet Donald Trump in Singapore

"it is lonely being a Trump supporter in Malaysia" 25 year old consultant said.


An Indian-origin man from Malaysia spent $573 to stay at a luxury hotel in Singapore so he could get a chance to meet U.S President Donald Trump ahead of his much talked about summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, PTI reported.

Maharaj Mohan, 25, checked into the Shangri La hotel on June 11 and opted to stay in the hotel wing adjacent to the U.S president. He also started sitting around in hotel lobby on June 12 for a glimpse of Trump, as per Today newspaper report. He began sitting since 6.30 am to track Trump’s movements.

However, the consultant only managed to get a selfie with The Beast, the eight-tonne bulletproof limousine in which the U.S. president travels, as per the reports. He also caught a glimpse of Trump at 8 am when the president left the hotel for the summit held at Capella hotel on the Sentosa island.

Mohan admitted that his chance of meeting Trump was slim, but said that “Singapore dollar 765 ($573 or Rs. 38,600) is a big sum, more than 2,000 in ringgit. But it is not too much to meet the president,” the news agency reported.

“It is lonely being a Trump supporter in Malaysia,” said Mohan, who works as a consultant at his father’s consultancy and training firm. “Everyone told me there is zero chance, one per cent chance (of catching Trump) even being within 20 km radius of the president… But who knows? Sometimes the impossible can happen,” he said.

Although he admitted that his admiration for Trump gets him a “lot of hate,” he said the president caught his attention when he won a “battle of the billionaires” in the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) WrestleMania in 2007.

Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jung-un assured Trump of “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula in return for security guarantees from the United States as Trump wrapped up the summit he called “a very great day in the history of the world.”

The summit also had Trump promising to bring nearly 30,000 U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea home, in a bid to stop “war games with Seoul.” He further said the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula “will start pretty soon,” after which it will be “pretty much over.”

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