Less than a week before delivering a speech his campaign said would make him seem more ‘presidential,’ Republican front-runner Donald Trump used a fake “Indian” accent during a campaign rally on Friday, The Hill reported.
“You want to find out about your credit card — guess what, you’re talking to a person from India,” Trump said during an event in Delaware. “How the hell does that work?”
Trump said he called a credit card customer service number and asked the person helping him, “Where are you from?” The real estate mogul then impersonated the accent, saying he was told, “We are from India,” and punctuating the exchange by gesturing like he was hanging up.
As Reuters reported, Trump’s campaign said he will deliver remarks to the National Press Club next Wednesday, which aides have said will present him in a more serious light.
His advisors have also suggested to Republican donors that he has been “playing a part” during the party primaries, and will shift tone should he win the party’s presidential nomination.
Watch Trump’s remarks, as posted online on Friday, below.
Donald Trump says he called his credit-card company just to see if an Indian call center answered https://t.co/Cdv0korqNo
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 22, 2016
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."