October 28, 2016

"We love the Hindus! We love India!"

Trump's pro-India ad is so weird.

22 comments:

Expat(ish) said...

I am a huge (yuughe) fan of India, the Indian people, and my god the food.

I'm certainly no expert, but i have spend, dunno, six months overall there on business and had a big team based in B'lore. So know a few things.

And there is nothing that isn't found in India, including a *lot* that seems odd to this ATM.

I'll be interested to see my Indian friends on Facebook react to this.

-XC

madAsHell said...

Someone will likely point out that he failed to mention the Muslims in India.

I'm starting to like the cut of Trump's jib

Curious George said...

Only if by weird you mean awesome.

Lyle Smith said...

Loving everyone can be weird and awkward at times. The main thing is that Trump loves everyone!

mockturtle said...

Have to agree about the food. Indian is my favorite cuisine.

mockturtle said...

OTOH, we outsource more tech service jobs to India than anywhere else.

traditionalguy said...

India has 17+ language groups. So they use English as a common tongue.) And they have 1000+ gods in their cultures to mix and match. So they are tolerant to a fault. And they are Caucasians.

Think about that. India uses the same New York Values that are Trump's briar-patch.

buwaya said...

My current lot of business partners in Chennai seem all for Trump.

traditionalguy said...

And like Trump, most Hindus are believers in giving help to their neighbors and in giving the best education possible to their children. And the Hindus are great at the Hospitality Industry's Hotel development and management.

JaimeRoberto said...

The ad is weird, but then I find a lot of Indian movies weird too. So maybe it works for its intended audience.

buwaya said...

"The ad is weird, but then I find a lot of Indian movies weird too. So maybe it works for its intended audience."

True. The world has infinite variety. I find the San Francisco-NYT liberal consensus to be remarkably parochial.

They have a hard time understanding their own neighbors down the block, much less genuine foreigners.

Darrell said...

The ad is fine. You can see the limited budget but it was made by Trump supporters, not the Trump organization. The "I approved this message" line says that to me.

Mada Gasper said...

Makes perfectly good sense to this Indian. Trump is channeling the same slogan used by Indian Prime Minister Modi. Both are strong nationalists.

Titus said...

My husband is an indian and indian's don't like Trump. They are afraid his fans will confuse them for muzzies cuz his supporters are pretty stupid and can't tell the difference.

Ann Althouse said...

Why is it so crudely patched together? Why is the audio so eerie? When I watch it, I feel like I'm in a strange dream.

buwaya said...

" When I watch it, I feel like I'm in a strange dream."

Welcome to Bollywood.

An easy introduction to Bollywood, while still within more-or-less comfortable parameters -

"Bride and Prejudice" - Gurinder Chadha
with Aishwara Rai

This is a fun chick-flick. Makes a great date-movie, IMHO.
Available on the Althouse Amazon portal!

nb said...

Hey Althouse, maybe the ad is made that way to appeal to Hindus. Are you calling us weird? Back off!

Howard said...

We love the Hindu's it's almost like they were bred to run my beautiful hotels. I also have to tell you, we couldn't possibly maintain a industry beating 75% occupancy rating. Everybody know this. What they don't know is that we use exclusive call centers in Bangladore. I get wood in any place that starts with a Bang. We love the Hindu's.

Howard said...

You want strange dreams?
Trump of Indian Yogi's

Ann Althouse said...

"Hey Althouse, maybe the ad is made that way to appeal to Hindus. Are you calling us weird? Back off!"

Don't you think the cut near the beginning seems unprofessional and that the audio seems dreamlike when he's saying we love the Hindus?

I realize it's narrowcast to an audience.

There is a big problem or big nudge in equating India with Hindus. That's not even dog whistling.

Mac McConnell said...

But, Hillary Clinton is the Senator from Punjab

Hillary Clinton co-founded the Senate India Caucus, which anti-offshoring advocates say champions “issues important to India, including outsourcing and H-1B and L-1 visas.”

Clinton in 2005: “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.”

In 2007, Barack Obama slammed “Hillary Clinton (D-Punjab)’s personal, financial and political ties to India… It’s all about the money,” his campaign wrote.


http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/20/hillary-clinton-record-on-visas/

Mac McConnell said...

Buwaya
"Bride and Prejudice" is a fun movie, Bollywood movies usually are a hoot.