Grow up Trump. you make a mockery of yourself.

The White House buzz this week was that Donald Trump mimics the accent of Narendra Modi; the man he tweets is his friend

Published: 27th January 2018 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2018 04:41 PM   |  A+A-

The power of the insult depends on the character of the insulter. The White House buzz this week was that Donald Trump mimics the accent of Narendra Modi; the man he tweets is his friend. Nobody takes Trump seriously, perhaps including Modi. Most people in America loathe him, except for Far Right rednecks who want blacks back in plantations and shoot Indians in bars. In spite of Oval Office photo-ops and executive orders, it is common knowledge that the Prez actually does little.

Donald Trump

Had he been left to himself, he would have tweeted his way to doom. To save the government, the Establishment took over running America. Trump is not Barack Obama or Bill Clinton; lacking their intellectual equity and depth of understanding to deal with complex issues.He is not a president with a programme. He is most comfortable being a performer rather than a doer. So, now the party runs the President while the President runs away with his mouth.

Previously, he had imitated the hybrid accents of Indian call centre operators at an election rally. When he tried to cover up the boo boo, saying he loved Hindus (presumably meaning Indians), it opened a window into his perverse psychology. He is a unabashed xenophobic, racist, megalomaniacal misogynist whose egotism has impressed Dumbed Down America. Consider Trump’s remarks culled from interviews and speeches:
“I am a really smart guy.” (Time, April 2011)
“Nobody knows more about trade than me!” (Rally in Portland, Maine)
“I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very intelligent.” (Fortune, April 3, 2000)
“Nobody knows the system better than me.” (GOP debate, March 10, 2016)
“I’m going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do…” (CNN, August 9, 2015)
“I can’t help it that I’m a celebrity. What am I going to do, hide under a stone?” (USA Today, February 27, 2004)
“Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.” (ABC’s Good Morning America, March 2011)
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, as are various other parts of my body.” (Vanity Fair)

This is Yankee Pappu talking—a product of America’s talk show, standup comedy culture. It is unthinkable for a presidential candidate to allow a TV host to pull his hair to check if it was real as Trump did. He is the favourite subject of comics who complain he is making them redundant; even a Nepali comedian has chosen him as a subject.

Surprisingly, the news of Trump’s Modi imitation caused little indignation among our fringe fanatics who had even performed yagnas for his victory. Trolls who go nuts at the slightest criticism of the Prime Minister pulled their punches. Remember, Star Plus has dropped comedian Shyam Rangeela for imitating Modi after public outcry?

The sad irony is that Trump is a hero for many in India while he is detested at home. Our desi Trumpists must understand his bile against Pakistan does not justify him mocking a world leader who has revolutionised India. Above all, Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of all of India. Donald Trump has given our liberals and nationalists a chance to come together to let India know he is nobody’s friend. Maybe that will put a totally different spin on US aid.

Ravi Shankar


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp