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Trump Jr’s ‘red map’ shows India voting for Biden, Kashmir as separate territory voting for Trump

Earlier, a map on the Saudi Riyal showed Kashmir as separate territory

While predicting results of the 2020 presidential elections, Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump stirred controversy after he shared a map that does not show Kashmir as part of the Indian territory.

The whole of the northeastern region was also excluded.

Posting a world map that predicted a “red wave”, Donald Trump Jr showed the majority of countries filled in with red, the Republican Party’s colour, to show these countries will support his father Trump’s victory in the elections.

The map, predicting election results posted by Trump Jr on his Twitter handle, showed a chiefly red world map with the notable exceptions of New York, California, China, India and Mexico which he has shown in blue, implying they will vote for the Democrat rival, Joe Biden.

The map showed India in blue while Jammu and Kashmir was shown in red and voting for Donald Trump.

Besides, the map suggests nearly the entire world – including two water bodies, Russia and Antarctica – is voting for his father this election.

Earlier, a map on the Saudi Riyal showed Kashmir as sperate territory

Trump Jr took to Twitter to post: “Okay, finally got around to making my electoral map prediction. #2020Election #VOTE.”

As the US President has continuously criticised Beijing for the outbreak of COVID-19 and weakening trade ties, China has been shown in blue – the colour of his rival party.

Several Indians on Twitter criticised the map and Donald Trump Jr.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government and ridiculed the prime minister’s bonhomie with Donald Trump.

“The price of Namo’s bromance: Kashmir and the North East 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,” he tweeted. “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 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris though interestingly Jr. believes J&K and the NorthEast go against the rest of India and will vote Trump. Someone needs to take his colouring pencils away.”

 

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