Stoking controversy, Republican governor of US state of Maine Paul LePage has said that Indian workers were the «worst» and the «hardest» ones to understand.
Washington: Stoking controversy, Republican governor of US state of Maine Paul LePage has said that Indian workers were the «worst» and the «hardest» ones to understand.
As per a report in The Times of India, in his address to the Maine Republican convention, Page alleged that foreign workers are being used in local restaurants.
This was where the party selected its delegates for the July national convention, LePage also said that one had to get an interpreter to talk to an Indian.
However, he described Indians as «lovely» people too.
Page’s remarks came a day after Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump used fake Indian accent to mock a call centre representative in India.
The billionaire from New York had said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas.
«Guess what, you’re talking to a person from India. How the hell does that work?» he had told his supporters in Delaware.
«So I called up, under the guise I’m checking on my card, I said, ‘Where are you from?'» Trump had said and then he copied the response from the call center in a fake Indian accent.
«We are from India,» Trump had impersonated the response, as per PTI.
«Oh great, that’s wonderful,» he had said as he pretended to hang up the phone.
However, at the same time, he had described India as a great place, asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders.
«India is great place. I am not upset with other leaders. I am upset with our leaders for being so stupid,» he had said.
«I am not angry with China. I am not angry at Japan. I am not angry with Vietnam, India. All these countries,» he had added.
Trump had mentioned the fake call to India during his remarks on what he described as «crooked banking.»
Delaware, is a hub for the America’s banking and credit- card industry.
Topping the list include Bank of America, Citibank Delaware, M&T Bank and PNC Financial Services Group.
«They are making a lot of money,» he had said.
«You can’t allow policies that allows China, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, India. You can?t allow policies that allows business to be ripped out of the United States like candy from a baby,» Trump had said in his address.
«The manufacturing jobs are being stolen. Our jobs are being taken. We are losing at every front. There is nothing good. Our country does not win anymore. The jobs are being stripped. Factories are closing. We are not going to let this happen anymore,» he had further said.
Source: ZE News India