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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Condemns President Trump’s Reported Habit Of Affecting An Indian Accent To Imitate Indian Prime Minister Modi

January 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to a report of President Trump imitating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while affecting an Indian accent:

“I was appalled to read that President Trump reportedly affected an Indian accent to imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the wake of the President’s recent comments disparaging entire regions of the world while we still face such division at home, behavior that belittles our allies and ‘otherizes’ entire communities of Americans is one of the last things we need. Americans are not defined by their accents, but by their commitment to this nation’s values and ideals.”