Diwali celebrated in White House; Trump Didn’t mention ‘Hindus’; People raged over Twitter: US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in White House on Tuesday but his tweet on Diwali celebration started an intense twitter storm as his tweet didn’t mentioned ‘Hindu’, not even once but twice in his Diwali tweets which were posted on Wednesday.
Trump’s Diwali tweet mentioned Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists—but not Hindus
In his tweet, he mentioned by calling Diwali a “holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains” and left ‘Hindus’, where Diwali is basically a festival of Hindus.
Although in his further tweet he also mentioned ‘Hindus’ by tweeting “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!”
On Tuesday, while Diwali celebration at White House; he also started his speech by mentioning Hinduism and their festival of light. The problem basically raised as his tweet which was centred on his prepared speech was out of order.
Secondly, the problem also arose due to his first tweet which was firstly deleted and then reposted. The tweet was, “Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhist, Sikhs and Jains throughout the United States & around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family & friends to light the Diya and to mark the beginning of a new year.”
After posting this tweet, he then deleted it and again reposted with a different link but again forgot to mention ‘Hindu’ in his tweet. After assembling for the Diwali celebration, he told the people who were assembled there, that they are impressive group. He said, “Very impressive group; now I know you are very important, very impressive.”
After that he read out the speech from his prepared text, “I am thrilled to be here for the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and I am honoured to host this beautiful ceremony at the White House.”
Then deviating off his text, he also added, “Very, very special people.”
While delivering his Diwali speech, at a point, he deviated the Diwali speech and talked about wildfire ravaging California, where 40 people died due to the disaster. He then thanked the fire-fighters for their support and help to the victims. After which he continued with his Diwali speech by saying, “We are gathered today to celebrate a very special holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains throughout the US and around the world.”
Soon after its few second of the tweet, the reactions from the various people flooded the comments even before his second tweet where he mentioned Hinduism. Some of the tweets from various people are
Tom Phillips tweeted, “Trump’s Twitter account posted a Diwali tweet that didn’t mention Hindus, then deleted it, then… reposted it again with a different link but still no Hindus?”
A user named Jeff Young tweeted, “Hey, whoever wrestled Trump’s phone away to post this: Pretty sure Hindus also have some interest in Diwali.”