TRUMP TRAUMA

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His rightist views had helped him win Indian saffornite voters and donors in the US, but his stance on visa has made him a scare even for India’s saffron PM Narendra Modi

He announced a wall to stop migrants from Mexico escaping to the US. He swore that he will debar Moslems from entering his country. He screamed against Hispanics, and wanted to throw them out. And he has done some of

that already.

In the last week of January this year, America erupted in a spontaneous protest against his actually carrying out all these. He took America out of the Trans-Pacific- Partnership, which die hard Republicans held would damage the US. He banned entry of immigrants and asylum seekers from seven Islamic countries and went on a Whitist rampage, suggesting that now even Pakistan, US’ best friend in Asia, may also be listed as banned. Curiously, he is clever enough to hold out the olive branch for India, saying that we have contributed hugely towards America. Is it because Indians like Shalabh ‘Salli’ Kumar are part of the American Right the billionaire donated almost one lakh dollars and flew in Bollywood stars for Trump’s Republican Hindu do in New Jersey during the long and acrimonious campaign?

Then his police detained two Iranian refugees at the airport, and America exploded. “Court to cabbies, America walls up against visa ban”, headlined one major Indian newspaper. Cabbies, almost all of them of Asian origin and mostly from Pakistan, jammed airport roads.

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