13:04 GMT24 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Now that Donald Trump has officially got the Republican nomination, his supporters have begun campaigning for him in earnest with a slew of high-profile speakers lining up to praise him at the GOP convention .

    In an effort to appeal to Indian-American voters, both main parties and their supporters are looking at innovative ways to drum up support. While a couple supporting the Democrats released a video in different Indian languages to seek votes for Biden, TV commentator and presenter Tomi Lahren shared a video on Twitter thanking the Indian-American community for their support for President Donald Trump.

    However, her effort to stump for Trump resulted backfired on social media. Praising Trump, Lahren said that he was is wise like an owl; before adding: “As you guys would say in Hindi…President Trump is wise like an ullu”.

    Lahren’s effort to vouch for Trump was honest but in India, ullu means anything but wise. The term is often used as an insult in Hindu and means a fool. With her video, ullu is now trending on Twitter.

    ​However, some Indians are saying that an owl is also a symbol of wealth and prosperity as per the Hindu scriptures.

    Last week, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris used Tamilian, an Indian language, in her speech at the national convention, gaining mainly positive reviews for her efforts from Indian-Americans. ​


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