Republican Donald Trump's visit to a charity concert in Edison on Saturday inspired reactions as diverse as New Jersey's South Asian communities and was not without the divisiveness that has followed the candidate in other parts of the country. "This is a Trump rally". "I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi..."
Indian-Americans, Trump said, have the highest level of college education and entrepreneurship and he was going to make it even better for them by lowering taxes, eliminating regulations and bureaucracy. "I think if they wanted me to, I would love to be the mediator or arbitrator", Trump said in response to a question during an exclusive interview with the Hindustan Times. 'There won't be any relationship more important to us'.
A series of opinion polls by the National Asian American Survey showed that Trump's support among registered Indian American voters slipped from 11 percent in May to seven percent this month, while his Democratic Party opponent, Hillary Clinton held steady at 71 percent.
As an Indian, I find these words deeply disconcerting. Keeping with the mood of the event, the host and Republican Hindu Coalition chairman Shalli Kumar, introduced Trump to the gathering with the lure of a promise that Trump would "help Indians obtain green cards faster". "I am a big fan of Hindu. We can not let anymore in until we figure out what is going on", said Janiszak, who claimed her own family had been in America since 1658, "before it was a country".
So, the idea that someone who is going to restrict free trade with India will be better is simply false. "Now (Barack) Obama wants to give in to Pakistan". We are doing very well in polls, we are leading numerous polls. This can easily be extended to other faiths, including Hindus. He is going to ban the Muslims from Pakistan.
Clinton's team now says it sees opportunities in Arizona and Georgia and in Utah where the politically dominant Mormon community has taken issue with Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and positions on refugee issues.
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It's hard to believe, for instance, that Terrence Cody would be able to play on this defense and in this age of college football. Tatum came in the game at the expense of his redshirt, meaning his first snap as a Vol came while trying to block Alabama .
And this year, we are faced with a bigger dilemma: should we vote Hillary Clinton, the speaker whose every sentence has to end in a shrill crescendo, and whose foreign policy adventurism might make India weak, and whose four years in office is a series of confrontations with the stone-walling Republican, or should we hold our noses and vote Trump, the serial misogynist, tax fraud, bloviator whose rhetoric has fueled the fear of a large majority of the blue-collar White middle and lower-middle classes, and whose anti-immigrant statements can sweep us all into the risky badlands of the White (pure) Christian supremacist?
Utah, a state that has not voted Democratic since 1964, is now a dead heat between Clinton and Trump. Why?
"Trump is the strong candidate who can deal with the problems facing us - which is terrorism and jobs and economy", Kedari said.
Ms Clinton, often called as Senator from Punjab and has a large following among the Indian Americans is yet to make any public appearance before the community.
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Mr Kumar, who has fashioned his Republican Hindu Coalition on the lines of the influential Republican Jewish Coalition, says the Republican Party's avowed adherence to "family values" - political speak for conservative social policies - fits well with conservative Hindu values.