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General News of Friday, 21 February 2020


Photos/Video: Indian who worships Trump as "god" begs authorities to allow them meet

As India prepares for the visit of the US President next week, a 37-year-old man has pleaded with authorities to let his dream of meeting Donald Trump come true.

Bussa Krishna has a life-size statue of Trump in a shrine in his garden which he offers daily prayers to.

According to Krishna, President Trump is his “god” and he started worshipping him four years ago when he ‘came to him in a dream.’

After the dream, Krishna says he employed 15 labourers to work with him for a month to make the 6-foot statue of Trump in his village in the southern state of Telangana, India.

“Instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,” Bussa Krishna told New Delhi TV (NDTV), showing the statue of Trump in a red tie and blue suit, and calling him “my god, Donald Trump.”

“My love for him has transformed into reverence.” ”That has given me immense happiness. Hence instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,”

“I am facing difficulties because of my relatives,” Krishna said.

“They tell me that I am disgracing them in society. I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so.

“He is like a god to me, that is the reason I had his statue built. Every Friday I fast for Trump’s long life. I also carry his picture and pray to him before commencing any work. Trump sir, you are my god, Welcome to India. I am so happy.”

Krishna, who lives alone, is now known locally as Trump Krishna, and his house has been dubbed Trump House.

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