Donald Trump's new ad will make you cringe while he speaks Hindi to Indian-Americans

Donald Trump's new ad will make you cringe while he speaks Hindi to Indian-Americans
Source: AP
Source: AP

It may seem like Donald Trump only knows mean words in the English language. But he also apparently knows a few not-so-mean words in Hindi.

In a new campaign ad, the Republican presidential candidate attempts to court Indian-American voters, according to Buzzfeed.

"The Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House," he says in the ad. "We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism."

The ad starts with him wishing viewers a "Happy Diwali," the biggest annual festival for Hindus, and then features Trump vowing to defeat terrorism. Then, through a series of jump cuts, Trump is heard praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He even borrows his campaign slogan.

"Ab ki baar Trump sarkaar," Trump says in Hindi. It means "This time a Trump government."

Then, in perhaps the most absurd fashion, the ad closes with Trump shouting "we love the Hindus" and "we love India," before another jump cut to a "paid for by the Trump campaign" message.

Source: YouTube

Twitter users, obviously, freaked out:


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