The Republican presidential candidate has been embroiled in another controversy. This time he used a fake Indian accent to mock call centre representatives from India.
The brash billionaire businessman expressed his displeasure at the outsourcing of jobs to India. He was addressing supporters in the state of Delaware known for its banking and credit card industries.
Trump said he had called his credit-card company in New York to find out where their customer care service was based, and imitated an Indian accent while copying the call centre staffer’s response.
“So I called up, under the guise I’m checking on my card, I said, ‘Where are you from?'” he said. “Guess what, you’re talking to a person from India. How the hell does that work?” he asked his supporters.
However, he then added that “India is a great place” and that he was not angry with India’s leaders, but with US government “for being so stupid”.
“I am not angry with China. I am not angry at Japan. I am not angry with Vietnam, India…all these countries.”
“You can’t allow policies that allow China, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, (and) India. You can’t allow policies that allow business to be ripped out of the United States like candy from a baby,” he said.
“The manufacturing jobs are being stolen. Our jobs are being taken. We are losing at every front. There is nothing good. Our country does not win anymore. The jobs are being stripped. Factories are closing. We are not going to let this happen anymore,” he added.
Trump mentioned the fake call to India during his remarks on what he described as “crooked banking”.
He is leading in polls against his other rivals as primary in Delaware and several other states are scheduled to take place on April 26.