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
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."