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Indian-American Supporters of Obama in Florida favour US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

Although men have switched sides, women seem to support US Presidential Hillary Clinton

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Jacksonville (Florida), November 3, 2016: Many Indian Americans living in Florida, who supported US President Barack Obama in the previous presidential elections, are now supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.

According to PTI, though many of the supporters have switched sides, women appear to be solidly supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her work for the benefit of women and children

“She (Clinton) has a lot of experience. She has worked for children and women all her life. There is such a huge gap between her experience and what Trump (70) represent,” said  Indrani Sindhuvalli, professor of Biology at the Florida State College in Jacksonville to PTI.

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“He (Trump) is so negative and so inexperienced. I can’t support him,” said Sindhuvalli, who voted for Obama in the last two presidential elections.

“Have you listened to what he has said about women? I would not be voting for him. (Hillary Clinton) is my choice for presidency,” Rani Ignatius, 61, who lives near Orlando, said.

But men seem to solidly support Donald Trump.

Founder and chairman of Orlando-based Shantiniketan (a home for Indian American senior citizens) Iggy Ignatius said, “This is time that we hand over the leadership of the country to a non-politician. Even though he is not very articulate as a politician should be, his policies are in the best interest of the United States,” mentioned PTI.

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“His policies make a lot of sense and are in the best interest of the US and the world. This is a man who appears to be genuine in his commitment. I am making a one-time exception to vote for Trump because of his commitment to fight terrorism, and policies on health care and immigration,” said a life-long registered Democrat from Tampa, Dr Pawan Rattan.

However, Dr Rattan faces some serious tough opposition from his own daughter when he talks about supporting Trump. She wants him to support Hillary Clinton.

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Satya Shaw, an Indian American certified public accountant, said, “I voted for change. But there is no change. Tax rates have increased. Health care bills have jumped.”

He supported Obama in the previous presidential elections and is not satisfied. He believes that Trump will repeal and replace Obama care on his first day and also reduce the income tax.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram with inputs from PTI. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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  • Shivani Vohra

    That’s surprising, as Obama is supporting Clinton.

  • Chris Hugh

    Are they aware that Trump wants to give nukes to Saudi Arabia?
    breitbart dot com/video/2016/03/29/trump-i-hate-proliferation-but-it-would-be-better-if-japan-saudi-arabia-and-south-korea-had-nuclear-weapons/

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Donald Trump Negotiates Trade Deal With Japan

Trump to negotiate the trade deal with Japan

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The US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Japan and that his country would only re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if its member countries offered him a deal he could not refuse.

“I don’t want to go back into TPP. But if they offered us a deal I can’t refuse on behalf of the US, I would do it. In the meantime, we are negotiating, and what I really would prefer is negotiating a one-on-one deal with Japan,” Donald Trump said at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

However, Abe stressed his country’s position towards the TPP, saying that it “is the best for both countries,” although he acknowledged the US’s interest in a bilateral trade deal, Efe reported.

Trump said that should his country reach a trade agreement with Japan, there will be talks about the possibility of ending tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a move that Washington introduced in March to a number of countries, including Japan.

Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump added that his primary concern at the moment is the “massive” trade deficit with Japan, which amounted to “from $69 billion to $100 billion a year.”

In fact, the trade deficit with Japan last year stood at $69 billion, far from the $100 billion that the US President claimed, according to the official figures by the US Department of Commerce.

The two leaders made these announcements in a joint press conference at the tycoon’s private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where Abe arrived on Tuesday to have meeting with Trump on his four-day visit to the US.

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Last week, the White House announced that Trump had asked the US foreign trade representative Robert Lighthizer and the economic adviser Larry Kudlow to “take another look at whether or not a better deal (with the TPP) could be negotiated.”

However, Trump has shown little interest in negotiations that would further complicate the matter, since the other 11 countries that negotiated the original TPP, with the then Barack Obama administration, have already signed their own multilateral deal, the so-called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), or TPP-11.

Shinzo Abe
FILE IMAGE- Shinzo Abe.

On the other hand, during this four-day visit Abe has a special interest in getting an exemption for Japan from the 10 per cent and 25 per cent tariffs that the Trump administration imposes on aluminum and steel imports, respectively.

Trump has granted a temporary exemption until May 1 to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the European Union.

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Japan has been left out of the exempted countries despite being one of the US’s major allies, and for that reason Abe is trying to make use of his visit to secure a place on that list, although Japan barely produces aluminum and the amount of steel exported to the US stands at only around 5 percent of its total steel exports.  IANS