Indian-American Donating Nearly 900K To Donald Trump Campaign

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:39 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

CLEVELAND: An Indian-American donor from Chicago will donate a whopping $898,000 to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, making him one of the biggest financial backers to the Republican nominee.

Chicago-based Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar wired $449,400 to the Trump Victory Fund on Saturday afternoon, The Hill reported. This is the maximum one can donate to the Trump campaign.

His wife will send another equal amount to the Trump Victory fund thus becoming "double max" totaling $898,800.

Early this year, Kumar founded the Republican Hindu Coalition.

He yesterday hosted a breakfast reception for Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and a close aide of Trump.

Kumar also met Trump on Saturday.

"That's just a start. That's the seed money," Kumar said.

Kumar praised Trump for his policies on Pakistan and his views on Muslim profiling.

"He has to do whatever [it takes] and he is the strongest that has come about in the last 45 years. On national defence, he will be stronger than Reagan (former president Ronald Wilson Reagan)," Kumar said.

Read Also: Republican Convention Starts In Cleveland Under Tight Security
Clinton Maintains Advantage Over Trump, Show Polls

Source: PTI