United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign has released a video that borrows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of “Ab ki baar Modi Sarkar”, NDTV reported. The video which has Trump saying, “Ab ki baar, Trump Sarkar”, is aimed at reaching out to the “Hindu and Indian community” in America.
Trump addressed a Hindu-American rally, organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition, on October 15 in New Jersey. The event was reportedly the candidate’s first address to an individual ethnic community. In the video, which wishes people a “Happy Diwali”, Trump says, “We love the Hindus. We love India.”
The latest polls show Trump trailing behind his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton. The Hindustan Times said about two million Americans identify as Hindus, with people of Indian origin comprising dominating that group followed by others from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Caribbean. The number of Indian Americans is pegged at around 3 million. Most of the Indian American community – nearly 65% – supports the Democratic Party, while 18% favour Republicans, according to a 2014 Pew survey.
Video courtesy: The Economic Times