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
Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas
Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.
Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.
When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.