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Donald Trump Speaks Hindi In New Campaign Ad


Donald Trump speaks Hindi in a new campaign ad aimed at garnering support among Indian-Americans, and it's arguably one of the strangest things he's done in an election full of strange moments.

In his thick New York accent, the real estate mogul stated,

This translates to,

The video ends with Trump saying,

The ad comes not long after Trump addressed the Indian-American community at a charity event in Edison, New Jersey on October 15.

At the event, Trump stated,

The real estate mogul also praised India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying,

According to a 2014 Census Bureau estimate, there are 3.4 million Indian-Americans in the US.

As The Washington Post highlights, Trump has been criticized for equating Indians with Hindus, which ignores the fact India has 172 million Muslims, 28 million Christians, 21 million Sikhs and eight million Buddhists, among other religious groups.

This might help explain why only 7 percent of Indian-Americans voted for Trump in the primaries and only 7 percent have said they are likely to vote for him in the general election, according to the 2016 National Asian American Survey.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is viewed very favorably by Asian-American voters overall, with 63 percent of this demographic supporting the former secretary of state.

Election Day is now less than two weeks away. The latest Associated Press poll shows Clinton with a massive 14-point lead over Trump among likely voters -- 51 percent to Trump's 37 percent.

In short, in spite of Trump's efforts to court any voters he can by awkwardly speaking Hindi, things are looking pretty good for Clinton.