United States (US) President Donald Trump recently claimed that he had developed a good relationship with the Indian Americans and they are likely to vote for him in the November 3 presidential election.
Speaking to the media at the White House, Trump said that he shares a great bond of friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Prime Minister Modi is a friend of mine and he’s doing a very good job. Nothing easy, but he’s done a very good job,” he said as he recollected his historic address at the ‘Howdy Mody’ event in Houston last September.
Trump also said that he had been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the massive ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston’s NRG stadium.
“I also, as you know, went to India just prior to the pandemic setting in because India has been hit very hard, left really about a week before that, and we had an incredible time. What we saw the people are so incredible it’s really an incredible place, an incredible country and it’s definitely big,” he said.
With the upcoming presidential elections in the United States, both the Democrats and Republicans have intensified their outreach to the Indian American community.
Recent research by Mason in battleground states showed that Indian Americans who traditionally vote for the Democrats are switching over to the Republican party in significant numbers because the friendship that Trump has with PM Modi.
In a bid to woo the Indian Americans, a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.
The 107-second video shows brief footages of the Howdy Modi event and Trump’s historic address in Ahmedabad this February.
The Democratic campaign is coming out with ideas and commercials to woo Indian Americans.