Trump mentions Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains in Diwali tweet, twitter asks “What about Hindus?”

New Delhi: When US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House and tweeted about it, little did he know he would soon be a subject for trolls.

In a tweet posted some 12 hours before writing this, Trump tweeted, “we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world” surprisingly forgetting to mention Hindus – the largest community in the world that celebrates the festival of lights. The tweet was promptly followed by another that did mention Hindus but not before Twitter began mercilessly trolling Trump for the gaffe.

Here’s what Trump tweeted after deleting his original tweet, which also did not mention Hindus. The tweet garnered 8,366 retweets and 34,475 likes.

This is how people reacted to his initial tweet:

Diwali celebrations, hosted by Trump, were held in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. The event was attended by several prominent faces.

Trump had earlier mentioned Hindus in his November 7 Diwali greetings.

“Known as the Festival of lights, Diwali is a joyous and spiritual time marked by many Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists,” the president had said in his Diwali greetings last week.

Diwali was celebrated across the world on November 7.

(With inputs from PTI)