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Why Trump Celebrated a Hindu Religious Holiday

posted on November 2, 2017

For POLITICO Magazine, Rikha Sharma Rani writes about President Trump’s curious celebration of Diwali, a significant religious holiday for Hindus. Sharma Rani suggests that Trump’s observance might have to do with pleasing Hindu donors, specifically Indian-American businessman Shalabh Kumar. Sharma Rani adds, “In some ways, Trump’s apparent embrace of Indian-Americans – and specifically, Hindu-Americans – makes perfect sense. Trump, who tends to love those who love him, is popular with India’s sizable Hindu nationalist bloc, many of whom are virulently Islamophobic.”

Read at POLITICO Magazine