In India we saw a right-wing group celebrating Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday in a pompous way. They performed ‘havans’ for his well being and for his nomination.
This time in USA, the ‘Hindu’ supporters of the Republican candidate brought in the man himself to assert his love for ‘Hindus’ and India (but not the secularism of the country, of course). The event called the Republican Hindu Coalition was pegged as a charity event organised to help the “victims of terror particularly Kashmiri Pandits and Hindu refugees from Bangladesh”.
The event hosted in New Jersey was a prolific one in many ways, from Bollywood music and dance to Trump vouching his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claiming he is a “big big fan of India.”
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Indian celebrities from Bollywood, Tollywood and other industries performed at the gala included Pradbhu Deva, Malaika Arora Khan, Shriya Saran among others. But the highlight of the dancing event was not the Michael Jackson’s moon dancing moves but the Indian dancers. The act depicted the dancers being attacked by terrorists with lightsaber-y guns, and were saved by the US Army. The dancers concluded by singing the US national anthem and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’.
There were videos by Anupam Kher and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar too after the dancing event. The campaigners of the #HindusforTrump certainly did research to appease the right wing in the country.
— Darrel (@DarrelGOP) October 15, 2016
And for the organisers the best part was to get a chance to meet the man himself, Donald Trump. Trump, the honoured guest of the event came and lit the traditional diya to commence to speech and asserted he ‘loves India and Hindus’ in particular.
Here are some of the bizarre things that were found at the event that certainly has taken Internet by storm.
The devils’ horns and 2002 Godhra riots
Was just handed this at Hindu event in NJ where Trump is about to speak pic.twitter.com/yiAOG3b5vm
— Ben Schreckinger (@SchreckReports) October 15, 2016
Buffalo carcass looked upon by Hillary Clinton’s NGO
This is so weird, but also you can’t say Trump’s campaign hasn’t done research on what the BJP supporters want to see. pic.twitter.com/Kde9gUEq0f
— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) October 16, 2016
Trump atop a lotus, just that it’s not orange!
— TheDonaId (@DonaIdTrumpUSA) October 15, 2016
It seems, at this event Trump’s anti-immigration policies took a U-turn.
This one might come as a surprise to the immigration restrictionists… pic.twitter.com/wJvR6Spc8u
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 15, 2016
Attacked by terrorist, rescued by US Navy
At the Republican Hindu Coalition Trump event, fake Michael Jackson was followed by dancers attacked by jihadists and rescued by Navy Seals: pic.twitter.com/Ta90bv3Lw5
— Arif Rafiq (@ArifCRafiq) October 15, 2016
And some geographical goof-ups on Trump’s part!
Trump shifted our parliament to Mumbai last night. The greatest builder ever! pic.twitter.com/3FzpJlmkWm
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) October 16, 2016
And what followed next is epic!
“Hindus for Trump” is a cheap copy of the great 17th century movement called “Brahmins for Aurangzeb”
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 16, 2016
Adding #HindusForTrump to the list of things Indians should be embarrassed of, right next to Jaani Dushman and Harman Baweja.
— Gauri Pandit (@CatLadyGauri) October 16, 2016
Will #HindusforTrump demand beef ban in USA?
— Hemali Tanna (@hemalitanna) October 16, 2016
— Utsav Bansal (@atangiblemirage) October 17, 2016
What are your viwes on #HindusforTrump, tell us in comments below.