Donald Trump claims Indian support in election because of friendship with Modi
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday insinuated India into the US Presidential elections, invoking his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to claim that "Indian people" would be voting for him in November.
In a rambling response to a question aimed at highlighting his campaign's outreach to Indian-American voters (led by his son Donald Trump Jr) and draw him out on the topic, Trump seized on his friendship with Modi expressed through their joint rallies to lay claim to Indian-American voter support.
"We have great support from India. We have great support from Prime Minister Modi. I would think that the people... Indian people would be voting for Trump," he said, mischaracterizing Indian-American voters (it would be illegal for Indian people who are not US citizens to vote).
Trump's son Donald Trump Jr and his partner Kimberly Guilfoyle have taken on themselves to court Indian-American voters with campaign videos highlighting the Trump-Modi rallies and dubious surveys claiming a big shift in Indian-American support away from the Democratic Party. Academics who have worked in this area say any shift is marginal and Indian-American still trend Democratic by more than a 2/3rds margin.
"I know India and I understood those young people (Kimberley, Donald J Trump Jr and Ivanka) that you mentioned. They're very good young people. And I know their relationship with India is very good and so is mine," Trump said, as the reporter talked up how popular they are among Indian-Americans.
There are an estimated 1.8 million eligible Indian-American voters in the upcoming election, with some 500,000 thought to be in key battleground states where even a few thousand voters could make a difference to the final outcome determined through the electoral college. For instance, Trump won the state of Michigan by a mere 10,000 voters in 2016, giving him the state's ten electoral votes in a winner-take-all system.
Both major parties are making greater effort than during any other election to woo Indian-American votes. Democratic candidate Joe Biden is believed to have factored this in (among other things) in his choice of Kamala Harris as a running mate.
Trump though has racked up talking points with his two high-profile rallies with Modi that he never ceases to gush about.
"We had an event in Houston, as you know. And it was a fantastic event. I was invited by Prime Minister Modi and this was a massive (event)... And it was incredible. And the prime minister could not have been more generous. We have great support from India. We have great support from Prime Minister Modi," Trump said. The US President has previously claimed that he is more popular and has greater support among Indian-Americans than does Kamala Harris.
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Trump equals a stable economy, safer streets, and a strong America.. Biden is a panderer with no game plan. As an Indian America I’m voting Trump From Florida!
All Hindu-American will definitely support Trump as Biden supports Pakistan on Kashmir.
.... and Biden's running mate of quasi-Indian descent - and her spokespersons - have repeatedly lambasted India and even talked of "intervention".
Trump has threatened India, and said openly IF they don't give the HQC tablets, India would see the consequence.
India immediately sent him the tablets.
With that in mind, how many of you are still supporting Trump?
Biden’s embrace of far left politics makes his possible relationship with India mostly adversarial or indifferently.Trump,however,has proved he Isco a serious ally of India.Biden will support China and Pakistn.
In last 4 years exactly what did India gain from Trump? Instead, he stopped India from getting cheap oil from Iran that India was getting since Vajpayee era. Did you not see that his admin pushed back against atma nirbhar policy?
Presidents Trump is the only person who thinks about his country and safety of his people. He is a good man. He understand truth and speaks truth which a politician rarely does. All Hindus must vote for Trump. He is good for Hindusthan and Hindus.
Vote for biden and have Kashmir back to pre 370. Will vote trump. All should keep this in mind. Kamala Harris is anti India.
Hope Trump is victorious.
Kamal Harris may have Indian blood but she has absolutely no love or support for India. Her and other de ratic colleagues comments make her too dangerous to vote. I will be voting Trump!
Trump is a good man. He is not a liar or antisocial. He never supports terrorism.
Trump is good for America and good for India,with Biden's one leg already in the grave imagine the horror of Kamala Harris taking over the presidency.
Trump is not friend of any one except himself, he will throw any one under the bus the moment the work is done.
Indians should support Trump. Biden and most Democrats including Kamala Harris are anti-India and pro-China.
Trump is good for USS and india ; bad for China and Terrorist Pakistan .
NAMASHEY TRUMP WILL WIN IN YEAR 2020 ELECTION !!!!!!!!Dragon and others beware---
Trump can win election in India. there are many bootlickers here than in America
KAMLA HARRIS IS BETTER THEN TRUMP
Trump needs to go, if world need peace and prosperity..