December 2016 \ Diaspora News \ DIASPORA IN USA
Gabbard meets Trump

The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, crossed her Democratic party line to meet Republican-elect Donald Trump in November to discuss Syria,

By Arul Louis
  • Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who is the first Hindu elected to United States Congress, met with Republican President-elect Donald Trump in November to discuss the fight against terrorism, Syria and national security. (Credit: Gabbard’s office)

The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, crossed her Democratic party line to meet Republican-elect Donald Trump in November to discuss Syria, terrorism and national security matters and warn of the risk of a nuclear confrontation with Russia amid speculation that he may be checking out the war veteran for a position in his administration.

On economic and social issues Gabbard belongs to the leftist wing of the Democratic Party, but she is closer to Trump’s policies on fighting terror while avoiding foreign interventions and this makes her a prime candidate for the president-elect’s efforts to reach out to his opposition.




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