Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trump, Clinton commercials target Asian/Amerian voters

NOT LIVING in a so-called battleground state like Ohio or Nevada is a two-edged sword.

The good thing is were are spared the countless campaign literature, television commercials and ads about who to vote for president.

The bad part of living in a state that is overwhelmingly Democratic is that we don't see some of those commercials.

For those who don't live in one of those battleground states, here are two commercials from the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns targeting Asian/American voters.

Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign for US presidential elections has reportedly come up with a unique ad to woo Indians in America. In a video that has gone viral, Trump is seen copying Narendra Modi’s campaign slogan ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’ in order to woo the Indian community to vote for him in the upcoming elections.

The video, the authenticity of which cannot be verified, begins by wishing Hindus ‘Happy Diwali and then ‘shows Trump saying “Ab Ki Baar, Trump Sarkaar”. However, the audio of the portion in the video showing Trump pronouncing the tagline appears out of sync. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel did a segment asking Hindu Americans what Trump was saying and they couldn't understand him.

The Clinton ad features Khizr Khan in a powerful commercial talking about his late son, U.S. Marine Captain Human Khan, who gave his life for his country while serving duty in Afghanistan.