EXCLUSIVE: Republican Hindu Coalition to Endorse Donald Trump

An Indian Hindu priest performs a Hawan (The Sarced Fire)ritual alongside posters bearing the image of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in New Delhi on May 11, 2016. Right-wing Indian Hindu activists are holding a religious puja to help ensure victory for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in …

The Republican Hindu Coalition is expected to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on the day before the Indian Prime Minister speaks to Congress next week.

The Republican Hindu Coalition’s founding chairman Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar is scheduled to endorse Trump on Tuesday June 7, the day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint session of Congress.

“It is our honor as the Republican Hindu Coalition to announce our endorsement of businessman Donald J. Trump for the Presidency,” Kumar announced. “We believe that Mr. Trump has the best interests of the Hindu-American community in mind when he makes executive decisions as President of the United States of America.”

Kumar, who is a businessman based out of Chicago, said he will personally donate $2 million to Republican candidates this election cycle. The coalition also plans to donate at least $10 million.

The Republican Hindu Coalition, founded in 2015, is modeled after the Republican Jewish Coalition and aims to unite Hindu Americans with Republican leaders.

The coalition is planning to hold a formal endorsement event this summer in order to bring out a large number of Hindu-American voters to support Trump.


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