Trump campaign releases first commercial for Indian-Americans featuring PM Modi
WASHINGTON: Aiming to woo the influential Indian-American voters numbering over 2 million, the Trump campaign has released its first video commercial that has short clips from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches and US President Donald Trump's historic address in Ahmedabad.
Modi and Trump addressed a huge crowd in Ahmedabad during the US president's visit to India in February this year. Trump was also accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration on his trip to India.
"America enjoys a great relationship with India and our campaign enjoys great support from Indian-Americans!" Kimberly Guilfoyle, national chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee said in a tweet releasing the video commercial.
The president's son Donald Trump Jr, who is leading the campaign and is well connected with the Indian-American community, also retweeted it as the commercial soon became viral on social media with over 66,000 views on Twitter in the first few hours.
Titled "Four More Years" the 107-second video starts with the iconic footage of Modi and Trump walking hand in hand at the NRG Stadium in Houston during the prime minister's visit to the US last year wherein the leaders of the world's two largest democracies made a joint address before a strong crowd of Indian-Americans numbering more than 50,000.
Amidst cheering of thousands of his supporters in the US, Modi is seen as saying that Trump "needs no introduction" and that "his name comes up in almost every conversation."
Modi is highly popular among Indian-Americans. His star appeal has attracted record crowds. His address at the Madison Square Garden in 2015 and then in the Silicon Valley two years later, both attracting more than 20,000 people, making the prime minister perhaps the only foreign leader in recent memory to have addressed such huge rallies in the US.
His "Howdy Modi" address in Houston last September was attended by a record 50,000 people. Trump made a solo trip to Houston to join Modi in addressing the historic rally.
After Modi introduces Trump to "my family", the second part of the commercial has clips form Trump's address in Ahmedabad this February.
"America loves India. America respects India. And America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people," Trump says in the commercial in which he praises the contribution of four million Indian-Americans.
"They are truly spectacular people," the president said.
The commercial comes following a research by Mason in battleground States according to which the 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 Modi and the latter's high popularity among a large section of the community, of which 2.5 million are eligible to vote.
In the battleground States the Indian-Americans number 1.3 million as per a recent statement made by the Indian-Americans in the Democratic Party.
Mason's survey was conducted before former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, selected Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, a move the Democratic Party leader believes would stem the flow of Indian-Americans towards the Republicans.
On August 15, both Biden and Harris made a video address at an Indian-American event. The campaign has released a policy paper for Indian--Americans.
A day earlier, a Silicon Valley-based Indian-American political couple released a musical campaign video targeting Indian-Americans in the battleground states and urging them to vote for Biden and Harris.
Democratic supporters are planning to release at least two more Bollywood-style video commercials to attract the Indian-Americans, as the campaign heats up in the next 70-plus days.
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No PM till today had achieved this much of popularity like Modi
The only US president who took right decisive action against Pakistan and withdrew free Aid. Sided with India policy against Pak N China. Hope he wins by record margin for 4 more years.
Modi everywhere. Look at the popularity of this man, His popularity has been used in Israel election and now being used in American election.
trump must win,kamla Harris is anti india
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She's anti-Modi, not anti-India.
Indians don't realize how Chinese will walk over Indians if Biden wins!
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We want Trump the nationalist as the President.Kamla Harris is a convert and Anti Indian.
Maximum People of India wants Trump must get elected second time in the interest of world peace. Only he can deal with China boldy.
Modi JI is not just PM of India - The President of this Planet Earth - Love you Modi Ji
come on India..,.... VOTE FOR TRUMP......
Those Indian Americas who will vote for sleepy Biden, will be stabbing India in the back. Remember, China and Pakistan want win for sleepy Joe Biden, the same two countries want Congress rule in India.
illeterates and criminals are supporting trump. who is also an uneducated bigot.
Remember Donald Trump believes that climate change global warming is a hoax.
Trump will lose and Kamala will save India from monsters called Modi-Shah. I am praying to Lord Ganesh today that may she become the VP of America and kick out Modi.
At least 70 percent of US citizens of Indian origin will never vote from Trump. The ones who support Trump are the ones who are recent migrants but do not have US citizenship; their number is large but they have no voting rights.
Trump is cruel, cheating his siblings, hot temper, narcissist according to the his sister Maryanne Trump Barry. Image of President of America is spoiled during Trump four years term.
据特朗普的 王姐姐玛丽安·特朗普·巴里称，特朗普残忍、欺骗兄ω 弟姐妹、脾气暴躁、自恋。在特如此鎮定倒讓他有些驚疑不定朗普的四年任期内，美国总统的形象被搞坏了。
Modi is not india. His views and ideology do not represent india. This klannsman drumph should know better
Only Hindu vote for Trump thinking white people identify with them because of their racist attitudes towards blacks and Muslims. Most Indian Christians and others vote Democrat and do not back racists like Trump.
They won't this time
Trump is a loser. it will dent India's image in USA. Indian should remain neutral in the election campaign. this time its difficult for Trump.
Birds of a feather...
As Prime Minister of India, Modi should refrain from interfering in American politics, and remain neutral. India too doesn't like any foreign intervention in it's internal matters. Should stop being paradoxical.