President Trump Leaves Out Hindus in Diwali Tweets

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Source: Time

By MAHITA GAJANAN

November 13, 2018

It took President Donald Trump three tries before he recognized Hindus in a White House celebration of Diwali on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted: “Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world.” As people online pointed out that he glaringly omitted Hindus — a billion people throughout the world for whom Diwali is a major holiday — the tweet was deleted, only to be replaced by a second one that again left out Hindus.

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