Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric has gained him great admiration from right wing Hindus, some of whom even built shrines and held public sacrificial ceremonies in India to pray for his presidential victory.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Republican Hindu Coalition organized a fundraiser in New Jersey to raise money for the victims of terrorism in Bangladesh and Kashmir — a land of human rights abuses the world hardly knows about — and invited the Republican nominee as a chief guest.
The benefit, titled “Humanity United Against Terror,” featured everything from Bollywood-inspired dances to weird skits about lightsaber wielding terrorists attacking Indian dancers. The venue was decorated with a range of fanatical posters, at least one of which showed Trump sitting in a lotus.
Meanwhile, taking it as an opportunity to pander to Indian-American voters, the media mogul decided to share his vast (read: non-existent) knowledge about the largest democracy in the world as he promised the two countries will be “best friends” if he wins in November.
“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India,” Trump began, probably unaware that “Hindu” is not a country. “Big, big fan.”
He then praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “great man” and assured strong U.S.-India relations during his presidency.
“Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee,” the candidate told the crowd.
However, the biggest faux pas of the night came when the former reality TV star mixed up two cities and implied the Indian parliament was in Mumbai — instead of New Delhi, where it actually is.
Trump shifted our parliament to Mumbai last night. The greatest builder ever! pic.twitter.com/3FzpJlmkWm— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) October 16, 2016
As it appears, many Indian-Americans were not too happy with the charity event.
Happening now in Edison NJ at the Republican Hindu Coalitions rally for Trump. pic.twitter.com/dmAn8PGg1D— Max Bearak (@maxbearak) October 15, 2016
"Hindus for Trump" is a cheap copy of the great 17th century movement called "Brahmins for Aurangzeb"— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 16, 2016
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