Donald Trump Jr is in India to explore real estate options Image: AP
Donald Trump's in the country. Nope, we are not talking of US Prez Donald Trump, but his eldest son Donald Trump Jr — why do they have the same name, bruh?
Trump Jr is here as a businessman, to basically promote Trump Towers in the country. In short, he's here to sell luxury apartments.
During a business discussion, where he was answering why he's keen on investing in India, Trump Jr had a foot-in-the-mouth moment (umm, is that genetic? #justasking). While talking about the 'unique' Indian spirit, he remarked that he's seen even the poorest of the poor here have a smile on their faces — huh? So poor people don't smile in other parts of the world? And, how did he know that the 'poorest of the poor' here have a smile on their faces? By interacting with billionaire businessmen?
Here, sample this.
"You go through a town.... you can see the poorest of the poor and there's still a smile on their face."— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India on a week-long visit to help attract buyers for his family's luxury apartments. pic.twitter.com/wPHyBQpwi7
His words left a huge impact, and in no time, he was slammed by numerous netizens for his tasteless, ignorant remark.
He said this is what America should aspire to.— Cl (@storytoldbyart) February 21, 2018
Yeah we're getting there by decimating the middle class and the already hard hit poor. Shit, they want all of us to smile.
Smile people this is the new "let them eat cake"
LET US SMILE! #trumpjr #USA https://t.co/qKCrRoACFQ
I imagine he hasn't seen much of the emerging world, then. https://t.co/VOQDsgT6MK— Nelson Valdez (@NelsonSince94) February 20, 2018
"How To Be Patronizing and Racist," by Donald Trump Jr. https://t.co/VU6k8ajmrl— JadeinNM (@Jadeinnm) February 21, 2018
But someone jumped to his defence and said he was misquoted.
Absolutely fed up of headlines that bear no resemblance to the actual story.— Miss Jo (@HaramHussy) February 21, 2018
Trump Jr does not say that. His comment was about the fact that the poor in India smile and that is a great testament to their positivity. He says nothing about “liking” them. #FakeNewsMedia https://t.co/o3I6h8ahtN
But we did hear him say those words. Looks like verbal diarrhoea runs in the family. If the Trumps want that covfefe with Indians, they should stop patronising and get a grip on 'em words. It's like they don't even realise what they say. #Facepalm