It has been just over a week since President Trump dismissively referred to certain African nations as “shithole countries,” and he is already on track to offend an additional 1.3 billion people in India, The Washington Post reports:
I read this sentence three times to make sure I was getting it right. Came out of nowhere.
“Senior administration officials said that the president [Trump] has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi….”https://t.co/Z5LGzBbFs1 pic.twitter.com/hragT3Fk4h
— Arif Rafiq (@ArifCRafiq) January 22, 2018
If the reports are true, it is not the first time Trump has used a fake Indian accent. During an April 2016 rally, Trump told a story about asking a call center employee “where are you from?” and then assumed a fake accent to impersonate the employee, replying: “We are from India.”
Although Trump decries P.C. culture, his imitations of other people are often criticized as being mean-spirited, such as when he mocked a disabled journalist at a campaign rally. Watch Trump attempt to speak actual Hindi below.