Why did Donald Trump put on an Indian accent?

Apr 24, 2016, 09:07 IST | Agencies

While the Republican presidential front-runner is not angry with Indian leaders, blames country leaders for loss of jobs

Washington: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has used a fake Indian accent to mock a call centre representative in India. At the same time, he described India as a great place, asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The billionaire from New York said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas. “Guess what, you’re talking to a person from India. How the hell does that work?” he told his supporters in Delaware. “So I called up, under the guise I’m checking on my card, I said, ‘Where are you from?’” Trump said and then he copied the response from the call centre in a fake Indian accent.

“We are from India,” Trump impersonated the response. “Oh great, that’s wonderful,” he said as he pretended to hang up the phone. “India is great place. I am not upset with other leaders. I am upset with our leaders for being so stupid,” he said.

“I am not angry with China. I am not angry at Japan. I am not angry with Vietnam, India...all these countries.” Trump mentioned the fake call to India during his remarks on what he described as
“crooked banking.”

“They are making a lot of money,” he said.

“You can’t allow policies that allows business to be ripped out of the United States like candy from a baby,” Trump said in his address. “The manufacturing jobs are being stolen. Our jobs are being taken. We are losing at every front. There is nothing good. Our country does not win anymore. The jobs are being stripped. Factories are closing. We are not going to let this happen anymore,” he said.

Trump praised Delaware’s status as a tax shelter and slammed Barack Obama for not using the term “radical Islamists” in the fight against terrorism.

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