Donald Trump Forgets Hindus Twice in Diwali Tweet, Gets Trolled
Donald Trump celebrates Diwali at White House (Photo credit: Twitter)

Washington, November 14: US President Donald Trump missed mentioning the Hindus twice while tweeting about Diwali celebrations organised at the White House. Donald Trump was massively trolled by outraged netizens for repeating the blunder. In his third attempt, Trump finally mentioned Hindus in the tweet about celebrations of Diwali at the White House on Tuesday.

In his first tweet, Trump mentioned Jains and Sikhs, but forgot to greet the Hindus, for whom Diwali is the biggest festival. "Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, 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," Trump said. Donald Trump Nominates New Ambassador John P Abizaid to Saudi Arabia.

When netizens pointed out the omission of the Hindus, Trump deleted the tweet and posted another one with the same error. "Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, 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," Trump said in his second tweet which again missed mentioning the Hindus.

"So after initially not including Hindus in his first Diwali tweet, Trump deletes that tweet and reposts another message. And still leaves out Hindus...,” CNN's Congressional correspondent Manu Raju pointed out. Soon came up with the third one. "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!” Trump said in his third tweet.

Watch - Donald Trump Participates in the Diwali Ceremonial Lighting of the Diya:

Trump became a butt of jokes on Twitter for repeating the gaffe twice. He hosted Diwali celebrations in the historic Roosevelt Room of the White House which was attended by prominent Indian-Americans, Indian-origin administration and diplomatic officials. Diwali was celebrated across the world on November 7.