Washington, August 17
US President Donald Trump has hit the appropriate chord with India by standing as much as China and by no means intervening within the Kashmir subject, officers of his presidential marketing campaign have asserted.
Seeking re-election for a second consecutive time period, Trump, 74, is pitted in opposition to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, 77, within the November three presidential elections.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, there was a report drop in unemployment fee of Indian-Americans beneath the Trump administration, his Indian-American supporters mentioned.
Trump elevated India’s stature on the world stage, stood as much as China in help of India and had by no means intervened within the Kashmir subject, they claimed.
“In a nutshell, Trump has hit the right chord with India and Indian-Americans,” mentioned Al Mason, the co-chair for the Trump Victory Indian-American Finance Committee and for the just lately created Indian Voices for Trump.
The Trump marketing campaign’s sturdy pitch that he’s one of the best wager for the group and India-US relationship for the subsequent 4 years comes on the eve of the Democratic National Convention that may for the primary time nominate an Indian-American and an African-American, Senator Kamala Harris, because the social gathering’s vice-presidential candidate.
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mom, California senator Harris, 55, if elected, can be second in line of succession after Biden.
“The choice for Indian-Americans is clear this fall, four more years for Trump/Pence (Vice President Mike Pence),” mentioned Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, an eminent Indian-American lawyer and a senior Republican Party chief from California.
Dhillon can be the co-chair for Indian Voices for Trump by the Trump Campaign.
“President Trump has been a great friend to India, with historic warmth and feeling between the two allies, and that will only continue in the next four years. President Trump is also a friend of religious liberty, very important to the diaspora Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who came here from India,” Dhillon mentioned.
Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the unemployment fee amongst Indian-Americans dropped by practically 33.33 per cent, a senior official of the Trump administration instructed PTI.
The unemployment fee for Indian-Americans dropped from 4.1 per cent in 2015 to a report low of two.5 per cent in 2019, based on the US Bureau of Labour Statistics.
“Indian-Americans are arguably the group which have most benefited from America’s freedoms which embrace free markets, freedom to pursue happiness and freedom to aspire and attempt for one of the best life attainable. Also, private freedom to practise one’s faith,” Mrinalini Kumari, co-chair of the Indian Voices for Trump, mentioned.
Employment amongst Indian-Americans elevated from 2.1 million in 2016 to an all-time excessive of two.5 million in 2019, based on the most recent figures from the Department of Labour.
Indian-American members of the Trump marketing campaign attribute this to the financial insurance policies of his administration.
“The Indian-American community is filled with hard-working achievers who create jobs, technology, and small businesses, all of which have thrived thanks to Trump,” Dhillon mentioned.
“In addition to these economic metrics, the administration’s focus on equal opportunity as opposed to quotas has ensured educational and job opportunities for Indian-American students and workers,” Dhillon mentioned.
Referring to his latest survey in battleground states, Mason mentioned Indian-Americans really feel revered and acknowledged for the primary time by a US president.
“No other US President has ever given the respect to an Indian Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) or to India, as much as President Trump has,” he mentioned.
“President Trump has elevated India’s stature on the world stage. Of course, credit also goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his smart policy towards the US. The India-US relationship has never been stronger, and the Indian-American community in the US largely credits both Trump and Modi for deepening the ties between the two countries,” Mason mentioned. PTI