Donald Trump is about as far from being a religious man as he is from being honest or empathetic, no matter how many photo ops he has taken in churches. He’s also displayed hostility to other religions and vowed during the campaigns to violate the Constitution with his Muslim ban.
On Tuesday, Trump held yet another photo ops in the White House, meeting with Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain leaders in honor of one of their shared holidays, Diwali. Then, of course, he tweeted about it because publicity is always his main goal.
That publicity, however, is not turning out so well for him. It was instantly noted that he had not mentioned another religious group that celebrates Diwali. Hindus make up 15 percent of the world’s population with over a billion followers. Trump left them out of his tweet.
He then deleted that tweet to correct the mistake and tweeted the video out a second time. That didn’t go well, either.
Siraj Hashmi noted:
‘Trump deleted the original Diwali tribute tweet because it left out Hindus only to post a corrected tweet and still leave out Hindus. Diwali is literally the most popular festival in Hinduism.’
Trump deleted the original Diwali tribute tweet because it left out Hindus only to post a corrected tweet and still leave out Hindus.
Diwali is literally the most popular festival in Hinduism. https://t.co/NOGZEgtIeD
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 13, 2018
The second tweet has, so far, not been corrected. He did tweet a separate message that included Hindus.
It was my great honor to host a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Roosevelt Room at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. Very, very special people! https://t.co/kQk7IvpSFo pic.twitter.com/tYlBABg4JF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018