A group of Sikhs and Muslims met in a Washington, D.C., suburb in support of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s candidacy.
IBN Live reported:
A group of Sikhs and Muslims mostly from South Asian countries have joined the Donald Trump bandwagon in the US state of Maryland, asserting that the Republican presidential frontrunner is “not against” their communities.
Under the banner of “Sikh Americans for Trump” and “Muslim Americans for Trump” scores of Sikhs and Muslims held their first meeting in a suburb of Washington DC in Maryland, wherein a representative from the Trump campaign addressed them.
Organizers of the event — from both the Sikh and Muslim communities — argued that the view of Trump about minority communities has been “twisted” and “taken out of context” by the mainstream media and claimed that the 69-year-old billionaire real estate magnet would create more jobs in the country which would benefit the minorities.
“He (Trump) is not at all against the Sikhs or the Muslim community. What he says is given spin. The mainstream media gives a spin. Because they are scared of him. He is not the status quo. He is not taking anybody’s money,” said Jasdip Singh, who helped organized the “Sikh Americans for Trump” in Maryland.
Campaign Trump tweeted:
— Campaign Trump (@Campaign_Trump) March 7, 2016
CNN/IBN News reported:
— CNN-IBN News (@ibnlive) March 6, 2016
Reaction was mixed. There were these:
— Paula Feese (@PaulaFeese) March 7, 2016
— Pamela Ruffin (@RuffinPamela) March 7, 2016
— Nikki Fuller (@BigMuscleBabe) March 7, 2016
But there were also these:
— Saved only by Grace (@RockyMtsunshine) March 7, 2016
@Campaign_Trump When Trump publicly distances himself from Israel and promises to “stay neutral” of course muslims will come out for Trump.
— Kevin Richardson (@KevinR1957) March 7, 2016
And at least one thought fear was the motivating factor.
— Pentapati Pullarao (@PentapatiPullar) March 6, 2016
But maybe something else motivated them — at least the Sikhs.
“Trump built Tajmahal (Casino) in Atlantic City 25 years ago and brought a piece of India to the US and tried to bring things from India into Taj,” Singh told IBN Live.
“So he has a very strong affinity and relationship with India. We should not listen to the spin that is coming from the media.”
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