PM Modi Is My Friend And Now Ivanka's: Trump at Diwali

 SMTV Desk 2018-11-14 14:13:19  trump diwali, white house diwali, us president
PM Modi Is My Friend And Now Ivanka's: Trump at Diwali

US President Donald Trump s tweets on Diwali, a week after the festival, caused a flap on Twitter with an omission that was widely called out. The first tweet described Diwali as a "holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains", missing any reference to Hindus.

However, in another tweet, he wrote: "It was my great honour to host a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Roosevelt Room at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. Very, very special people!"

Reports say the problem was that Donald Trump s tweets, based on his prepared speech, were out of sequence and his first tweet was deleted and reposted.

His first tweet was from the second part of the Diwali speech. The second also didn t mention Hindus. It took three tries. The gap between the tweets, though miniscule, was enough to fire up Twitter.

One user, Jeff Young, tweeted: "Hey, whoever wrestled Trump s phone away to post this: Pretty sure Hindus also have some interest in Diwali."

Then veering off his text, he added, "Very, very special people." He interrupted the speech to talk about the wildfires that have killed more than 40 people in California.

The President then resumed his Diwali speech and continued: "We are gathered today to celebrate a very special holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains throughout the US and around the world."