Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, though quite infamous for his controversial remarks against the members of minority communities in the US, seems to have found some unconventional support from the same quarters.
Several Hispanic, Hindu, Muslim and African-American leaders are espousing his vision of ‘Make America Great Again’. While some are critical of his sharp rhetoric, there is little doubt about his leadership and business skills among them.
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Denouncing the accusations of bigotry and racism that have been levied against the Republican nominee, minority group leaders such as Marco Gutierrez, a member of Latinos for Trump, American Muslim Sajid Tarar and Shalli Kumar, chairman of the Republican-Hindu Coalition are enthusiastically rallying for him, reported cbc.ca news.
Gutierrez, whose organisation boasts over 20,000 Hispanic members, believes that beyond the heated arguments over Trump’s remarks regarding deportation of illegal immigrants, maintaining a healthy balance of Republican and Democrats in the Hispanic community is important.
While there’s no denying that such comments have also caused anger and panic amongst the American-Muslims, Sajid Tarar, considers himself “part of the angry Americans against the traditional politicians”. “Trump is an outsider. He says whatever he feels like. He doesn’t have some staffer writing his speeches,” he told the Washington Post.
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Similarly, Shalli Kumar, chairman of the Republican-Hindu Coalition, decries the accusations against the Republican candidate as a propaganda that is being furthered by the gullible youth.
“There is not an ounce of racism in Trump,” he said to cbc.ca news. “There are a lot of people who have come out and told me before we got on the Trump bandwagon, that ‘Shalli, make sure you’re for Trump.’ That’s from the Hindu-American community, a lot of businessmen, told me that.”
C.J. Jordan, deputy director of political and community affairs for the Republican National Convention said to cbc.ca news, people must learn to differentiate between political oratory and one’s personal views.
“I’m an entrepreneur, I’m a black female, I’m a Republican and I’m proud.”
– prepared by Ashee Sharma of NewsGram Team
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