Donald Trump praises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new campaign ad

By Tierney McAfee
Updated October 27, 2016 09:00 PM

Donald Trump speaks Hindi and praises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a newly released campaign ad aimed at Indian-American voters.

The ad, which comes less than two weeks before Election Day, shows Trump borrowing Modi’s popular slogan from his 2013 campaign: “Ab ki baar Modi sarkaar,” or “This time, a Modi government.”

In the ad, Trump swaps Modi’s name out for his own, saying, “Ab ki baar Trump sarkaar,” or “This time, a Trump government.”

The ad also features clips from Trump’s recent address to the Indian American community at a convention center in Edison, New Jersey, on Oct. 15, reports the Washington Post. The GOP nominee lit a Hindu ceremonial candle at the event and promised the crowd, “The Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House.”

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He also promised to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism” and said he “looks forward to working with Prime Minister Modi.”

The new ad, which comes on the eve of the Hindu festival Diwali this weekend, features a background of traditional Indian music and concludes with a clip of Trump declaring, “We love the Hindus, we love India.”