When President Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, the two leaders will share much in common.
Both are political outsiders who champion a muscular, country-first nationalism. They enjoy feverish support from their vote bases while their governments assail critics and ignore — or encourage — hostility toward minority groups.
A senior White House official briefing reporters ahead of the visit on Friday said that Trump has visited Mumbai in his business career and noted that the two men have more social media followers than any world leaders on earth, making sure to point out that Trump is slightly ahead of Modi.
But beyond the...