Trump’s Diwali tweet mentioned Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists—but not Hindus

On Nov. 13, US president Donald Trump hosted Diwali celebrations at the White House, a tradition that began with his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009.

However, in his Tweet marking the event, Trump called the Hindu festival of lights a “holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains”—with no mention of Hindus at all.

Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have...

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