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Zuckerberg said Trump number 1 on FB, number 2 is PM Modi: Trump on India visit

Ahead of his visit to India US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that Donald J. Trump is number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is PM Modi of India."

15th February 2020 | 10:01 AM (IST)
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US President Donald Trump can't stop talking about his upcoming India trip. He's expecting "millions" to turn up to receive him in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. And now, he's talking up his social media game -- and PM Modi's too.

Trump claimed Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said he was "Number 1" on the social network -- apparently referring to his follower count -- and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was second.

But in fact, it's exactly the opposite.

According to Twiplomacy's 2019 rankings, it's PM Modi who is first among world leaders, with more than 44 million followers on Facebook. Donald Trump is a distant second. (Close to 26 million.)

But all this is only if you don't count Barack Obama -- no longer a government official -- who has around 55 million Facebook followers.

Trump arrives on February 24. Here's here for a two-day visit of Ahmedabad and Delhi, his first to India since becoming US president.

"Looking forward to it!" he said in his Saturday tweet. And so is PM Modi.

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15th February 2020 | 10:01 AM (IST)
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