Trump calls Hillary a ‘Senator from Punjab’
The Trump campaign, with ‘Make America Great Again’ as its central theme, stepped up its attack on Hillary Clinton this week by dredging up old stories and clips in which she joked about being a “Senator from Punjab“.
The website run by Trump’s new campaign chief Andrew Breitbart recalled Clinton’s remarks several years ago at a fundraiser hosted by Rajwant Singh, a prominent Indian-American from Maryland, where she said, “I can certainly run for the Senate seat in Punjab and win easily,” after being introduced by Singh as the “Senator not only from New York but also Punjab.” It was not the first time Clinton was using the line -in jest. She used a similar line at a Sikh awareness campaign event in the Capitol in 2005, getting a standing ovation.
Both camps are abusing each other bitterly even as racial tensions are flaring up in different parts of the country amid continued police vs Black confrontations.
What Breitbart didn’t mention was that even Republican lawmakers jostled to get in with the Sikhs, with then Indiana Senator Richard Lugar recalling how he has had a Sikh mentor for 37 years and had known the community since the time he was the mayor of Indianapolis.
The Clinton campaign isn’t lying back, shredding Trump big time for making many of his products abroad and questioning how that squares with his promise to big back jobs to America. “He also talks a big game about putting America First,” Clinton herself pointed out in one speech. “Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.”