WATCH: Trump speaks Hindi to woo Indian-American voters

WATCH: Trump speaks Hindi to woo Indian-American voters

New York - The 29-second video shows Trump using a Hindi election slogan stolen from Indian PM Narendra Modi's campaign



By Web Team

Published: Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:47 AM

Last updated: Fri 28 Oct 2016, 4:47 PM

In a bid to attract the Indian-American voters, Donald Trump's campaign is targeting the voters with a series of new television ads.
One of the ads used an adaptation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popular election slogan. It says 'Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar' or 'This Time, We're With Trump's Government'

Set partially to Indian music, one choppily edited, 30-second ad begins with text on the screen wishing viewers "Happy Diwali" on the eve of the Hindu holiday, according to a report in Business Insider UK.
The ad then cuts to the Republican presidential nominee's speech to a charity concert in New Jersey earlier this month organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition.

The video was made to air on Indian TV channels 20 times a dayin the US, Buzzfeed quoted Shalabh Kumar, a member of Trump's Indian-American Advisory Committee, as saying.
 Trump promises close relationship with India if elected
At a fundraiser held for Indian-Americans in New Jersey earlier this month, Mr. Trump said he was a "big fan" of Hindus and that India and the US would become "best friends" if he was elected president. 
"If I am elected President, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," he said at the event organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition, which was formed last year to promote the interests of Hindu Americans with Republican policymakers, according to its web site.
Trump, who usually portrays himself as an "American First" candidate, also spoke about the two countries' shared goals when it comes to fighting terrorism and mentioned the 2008 bombings in Mumbai. He called Mumbai "a place that l love" and "a place that I understand."

Trump's daughter-in-law celebrates Diwali at Hindu temple
Meanwhile, Trump's daughter-in-law celebrated Diwali at a Hindu temple in the key swing state of Virginia as part of the Republican presidential nominee's efforts to reach out to the Indian-American community.

Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, the second son of Trump, 70, said the relationship between India and the US is destined for a new height if her father-in-law is elected the next president of the US after the November 8 general elections.
Lara said Donald Trump has great love and affection for India and its people.

"This is beautiful...It's such an honour to be able to come here. Indian-Americans "are valued members of the entire country. Your religion is beautiful and we are very supportive as a country...This country was founded on the freedom of religion and it is so amazing that we have such incredible religions within the US."
Polls have showed that the majority (about 70 per cent) of Indian-Americans do not support Trump but seem to favour his tough-on-terror stand.
Last week, the Republican presidential nominee addressed over 5,000 members of the community at an anti-terror rally in Edison, New Jersey, which was organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC).
 


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