LePage’s remarks came a day after Donald Trump mocked Indian call centres
Washington: Indian workers are the “worst” and the “hardest” ones to understand, Republican governor of US state of Maine Paul LePage said, stirring another controversy by his party members in this election cycle.
I n hi s add r e s s to t he Mai ne Republican convention, wherein the party selected its delegates for the July national convention, LePage alleged that foreign workers are being used in local restaurants.
LePage said workers from India are “hardest” and “the worst ones” to understand and one has to get an interpreter to talk to an Indian. However, he then quickly described Indians as “lovely” people. His remarks came a day after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump mocked Indian call centres but described India as a “great place”. However, both LePage and Trump suffered a setback at the Maine Convention, which elected 19 of the 23 delegates who are Cruz supporters.
In his speech, LePage was highly critical of Cruz, accusing him of “stabbing us in the back”. “We reached a deal with Cruz’s national campaign to put up a unity slate that would honour the wishes of the thousands of Mainers who voted at caucus. But Cruz’s Northeast Political director David Sawyer lied to us and broke the deal.Sawyerstabbedusintheback,reneged on the unity slate and betrayed the people of Maine,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Cruz notched up more delegatesthanTrumponSaturday.He won at least 65 of the 94 delegates up for grabs over the weekend.