American T.V host and Donald Trump supporter, Tomi Lahren posted a video on twitter where she praised The 45th president of the United States by stating that:
“Trump 2020 is all about keeping America great, because President Trump is wise as an owl, or as you say in Hindi, wise like an ullu,”
The video attempted to reach the Indian-American population the U.S. Social media users were quick to point out that in Hindi the word ‘Ullu’ was not used as praise but rather as an insult.
“This is freaking brilliant. They calling Trump an ullu – which means idiot. And she’s thanking them for it,” said one Twitter user.
While another user tweeted “Lol, Tomi Lahren thanks her “fans in India” for helping make *America* great again. She says Trump is “wise like an owl,” and then tries to translate the phrase, not knowing that the word owl (“ullu”) is actually an insult in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu,”
Both Democrats and Republicans have been trying to impress and sway the Indian- American population as seen from various videos and pictures that the Trump campaign released of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Similarly, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, selected Kamala Harris who has Indian heritage as his running mate also in order to gain support from the Indian community.