Guwahati: As the United States prepared on Tuesday to render a verdict on President Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr stirred a controversy after he shared a map that does not show Northeast and Kashmir as part of the Indian Territory.
The world map was posted in the prediction of his father’s victory in the election, with the majority of countries in the Republican Party’s color, Red. In his map, India was in blue shade indicating the Democratic Party’s color while Northeast India and Kashmir were in red; thus indicating a divide.
Donald Trump Jr has been criticised by several Indians on Twitter. Congress MP Sashi Tharoor took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government and ridiculed the prime minister’s bonhomie with Donald Trump. He wrote: “The price of Namo’s bromance: Kashmir and the Northeast cut off from the rest of India, and the whole ‘filthy’ place relegated by Don Jr to the realm of hostiles, along with China and Mexico. So much for the crores spent on obsequious serenading stadium events!”
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also mocked Modi and Donald Trump’s ties. “So much for the friendship with Trump Senior,” he tweeted, “Junior has placed India firmly with @JoeBidan & @KamaalHarris though interestingly Jr. believes J&K & the NorthEast go against the red of India & will vote Trump. Someone needs to take his coloring pencils away.”
Besides, the map suggests nearly the entire world – including two waterbodies, Russia and Antarctica – is voting for his father this election.