US election: Republican marketing campaign video that includes PM Modi woos Indian-American voters


Washington, September 9

A Republican marketing campaign video that features visuals from the 2 historic rallies of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the final one yr—“Howdy, Modi!” and “Namaste Trump”—is making waves within the US forward of the November Three presidential election, significantly amongst Indian-Americans whose votes stands out as the deciding consider a few of the battleground states.

Titled “4 More Years”, the 107-second video begins with footage of Modi and Trump strolling hand-in-hand on the NRG Stadium in Houston through the Indian prime minister’s go to to the US final yr, amidst 50,000 cheering supporters.

In the background, Modi is heard saying, “He needs no introduction. His name comes up in almost every conversation. The President of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump.”  

The video then cuts to the 2 leaders, together with US First Lady Melania Trump, waving at a large crowd in Ahmedabad through the Namaste Trump occasion in February this yr.

The video ends with Trump pledging American loyalty to India.

“America loves India. America respects India. America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people,” Trump is heard within the video.

Indian-American psychiatrist Dr Maya Puri mentioned, “When I first saw the “4 More Years” video, it despatched chills down my backbone. I had a visceral response to it. I actually needed to face up and cheer. It introduced tears to my eyes.”             

The “4 More Years” video was launched by the Trump Campaign through the Republican National Convention final month.

“It (the video) really speaks to me emotionally as an Indian, as an American, as a Trump supporter, as a patriot, and just on a human level. It just packs a punch and hits you in the gut—in the best possible way of course! I don’t recall being so moved by a one-and-a-half-minute video ever before,” mentioned Dr Puri.

Republicans are excited in regards to the video’s recognition, contemplating the impact it may have on a few of the battleground states.

The swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are bastions to neither the Republicans nor the Democrats and a solidified base of Indian-American votes could possibly be a deciding issue within the presidential election.

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence might be challenged by Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden and his Indian-American working mate Kamala Harris within the November presidential election.

Other than being current on all main social networking websites and video-sharing platforms, the video has been shared by nationwide chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee 2020 Kimberly Guilfoyle and the president’s eldest son Donald J Trump Jr.

“The power of friendship between these two world leaders is truly awe-inspiring. It’s something that I would strongly recommend every Indian and non-Indian to watch for themselves to have that ‘feel-good’ experience which I truly think is good for the soul,” mentioned Dr Puri.

Prem Parameswaran, world chief monetary officer of Eros International PLC, mentioned Trump loves India and the Indian group.

“He has done more for Indian-Americans than any other president in our history. He has forged a very special relationship with Prime Minister Modi and now we have the two largest democracies united. This is a terrific video and I fully support President Trump for another four years!” mentioned Parameswaran, who’s a member of President Donald J Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Sridhar Chityala, a member of Indian Voices for Trump, mentioned the video is impactful and captures the robust management of the 2 heads of state.

“It would rank with any classical theatrical production that is to be released with a teaser trailer. The video does full justice to the Trump-Modi partnership built on trust, respect, recognition,” Chityala mentioned.

A outstanding Trump supporter, Al Mason, who conceptualised the video, mentioned if Trump will get one other 4 years on the White House it would massively increase the India-US partnership. Mason is co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee.

The “4 More Years” video has been seen greater than 3,00,000 instances on Twitter alone. It has been seen a number of hundred-thousand instances extra on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Indian-American Danny Gaikwad described the video’s recognition as “hitting a home run in the Indian Diaspora”.              

With an aggressive China knocking on India’s doorstep, it’s greater than ever we’d like a really robust good friend within the White House, just like the president who will stand unequivocally for Modi and for India, mentioned Dr Raj Bhayani. PTI

 



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