We all know about Donald Trump borrowing Narendra Modi’s catchy election slogan for his own campaign ad in a bid to woo Indian-Americans. In the short video, Trump is heard saying ‘Ab ki baar, Trump sarkaar’ (This time, Trump government) in broken Hindi, ostensibly shot in multiple takes.
Now, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who misses no opportunity to make fun of the Republican presidential nominee, mocked him for his poor pronunciation of what were just five simple words out of which ‘Trump’ is one word.
“Pence saw that and his plane skidded on the runway,” said Kimmel referring to the Trump campaign ad.
Kimmel’s producers also took to the street to ask Indians if they could understand Trump’s Hindi. An audio clip of Trump’s Hindi is played and people are asked if they could understand what he said. Unsurprisingly, many couldn’t.
“I have no idea what he is saying. That’s not Hindi,” said a young woman. A Sikh man repeated the same.
Another said Trump’s accent ‘was quite funny’. One man did get what Trump said, but only after hearing it three times and keeping the speaker close to his ear.
When another young man was asked if it makes him want to vote for Trump, “No, I kinda hate him.”
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