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Trump Celebrates Diwali in White House to Ovation from Hindu Indians
Youtube ^ | October 19, 2017 | nwrep

Posted on 10/21/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT by nwrep

Watch towards the end as the visitors tell him that he is doing a great job and they are proud of him.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: diwali; haley; india; trump
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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to science, medicine, business and education in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House!

Trump was joined by senior Indian-American members of his administration including Nikki Haley, his Ambassador to the United Nations and Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission and Raj Shah, his Principal Deputy Press Secretary also joined Diwali celebrations. "As we do (celebrate Diwali) so, we especially remember the People of India, the home of the Hindu faith, who have built the world's largest democracy," Trump said in a Facebook post along with a video of his Diwali celebrations inside the Oval Office. Trump said he greatly valued his "very strong relationship" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump said he was deeply honoured to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community in celebrating Diwali -- the festival of lights. The president's daughter Ivanka also joined him in celebrations, according to a picture released by the White House. In his remarks, Trump said Indian-American neighbours and friends have made incredible contributions to the country - and to the world.

"You have made extraordinary contributions to art, science, medicine, business and education. America is especially thankful for its many Indian-American citizens who serve BRAVELY in our armed forces and as first responders in communities throughout our great land," he said. "Today, we proudly celebrate this holiday in the people's House. In so doing, we reaffirm that Indian-Americans and Hindu-Americans are truly cherished, treasured and beloved members of our great American family," Trump added Diwali, he said, is one of the most important celebrations in the Hindu religion. "A time of peace and prosperity for the New Year, it is a tradition that is held dear by more than 1 billion Hindus worldwide and more than 2 million Hindus in the United States. It is also celebrated by millions of Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains in America, India and around the world," he said.

1 posted on 10/21/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT by nwrep
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The Indo-American alliance is increasingly important in the face of aggressive Islam, and Trump is no fool. Notice Nikki Haley front and center.


2 posted on 10/21/2017 6:44:45 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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I wonder how long it will be before the left, in the name of “diversity”, becomes anti-Hindu and anti-India?


3 posted on 10/21/2017 6:49:12 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: nwrep

Omg I thought Trump was a white supremacist who only catered to whites?!?! (sarcasm)


4 posted on 10/21/2017 6:50:37 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: nwrep

By the way, for those unfamiliar with Diwali, just think Hanukkah on steroids.


5 posted on 10/21/2017 6:54:35 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa

The Indo-American alliance can be traced back to Johnny Quest and Hadji.


6 posted on 10/21/2017 6:56:02 AM PDT by bagster (Social Culture Warrior (SCW))
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To: bjcoop

Omg I thought Trump was a white supremacist who only catered to whites?!?! (sarcasm)


Those East Indians are just whites with dark skins!!! /S

Remember, skin color does not define race. Political preference does!


7 posted on 10/21/2017 7:13:40 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
I wonder how long it will be before the left, in the name of “diversity”, becomes anti-Hindu and anti-India?

Will it make them go all anti H1-B visa?

8 posted on 10/21/2017 7:24:58 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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The Indo-American alliance can be traced back to Johnny Quest and Hadji.

That's Jonny Quest.

and don't forget Vice President Pence, too, undercover!<>

9 posted on 10/21/2017 7:28:00 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Hahahaha Grey Whiskers. I stand corrected. :)


10 posted on 10/21/2017 7:29:56 AM PDT by bagster (Social Culture Warrior (SCW))
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Yes, 50+ years ago, Hadji taught me that someone who doesn’t look anything like you can still be a good guy.


11 posted on 10/21/2017 7:44:51 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Genoa

Dinesh D’Souza is my favorite Indian-American.


12 posted on 10/21/2017 8:33:34 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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“The Indo-American alliance is increasingly important in the face of aggressive Islam, and Trump is no fool. Notice Nikki Haley front and center.”

indeed. but on a simple factual basis, Trump is absolutely correct about the contributions Indian-Americans have made to U.S. science, commerce, and medicine. (Naturally, left unsaid is the stark contrast with Muslim-American “contributions” to U.S. science, commerce, and medicine.)


13 posted on 10/21/2017 8:34:39 AM PDT by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nwrep

I’ll have to watch the video. When president Trump spoke in Europe and his other appearances, he is genuinely fond of p.m. Modi. I remember him calling out..I read your book! I’m thankful to see a good footing for these two leaders.


14 posted on 10/21/2017 9:08:00 AM PDT by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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Faithful fan of that series. You nailed it.


15 posted on 10/21/2017 9:09:32 AM PDT by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

I follow things in India a little and believe me, the left do exactly that there. The mudslims and the atheists harrass traditional Hindu customs, traditions, and symbolism whenever they get the chance. But Hinduism is so ingrained into the names of everything, it’s probably hard for them to make much progress... yet.


16 posted on 10/21/2017 10:50:12 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Smoke does not mean fire when someone threw a smoke grenade.)
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To: Genoa

Unfortunately, most of them in my area bloc-vote for the dems.


17 posted on 10/21/2017 11:30:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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Trump, it’s ok to be Christian. You don’t need to celebrate Diwali, Chanuka, or Eid elFitr. Just be what you are.


18 posted on 10/21/2017 12:49:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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You don’t need to celebrate Diwali, Chanuka, or Eid elFitr. Just be what you are.........However, it is fitting to piss in the face of Muslims.


19 posted on 10/21/2017 1:03:57 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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I’ve seen daily ads here that this month is LBGT month with a celebration of a person each day during the 31 days. It appears to be like a public service ad from Comcast. I hope that the President does not have a celebration in the WH but he won’t win either way. Who knew there was an LBGT month - must have been started under Obummer.


20 posted on 10/21/2017 2:26:59 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and Protect our Troops and their CIC)
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