"as you say in Hindi, wise like an ullu."
American TV host Tomi Lahren made a blunder when she accidentally called President Donald Trump an ‘ullu’.
The video has been widely shared and has amused social media users.
Ms Lahren is a conservative political commentator. She rose to prominence during the 2016 US election for her provocative and energetic online political monologues.
Her videos tend to go viral and in her latest video, Ms Lahren expressed her gratitude towards the Indian demographic for supporting President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda.
However, she made an error by calling Trump an ‘ullu’.
In the video, she says: “President Trump is wise like an owl, or as you say in Hindi, wise like an ullu.”
While ‘ullu’ is the Hindi word for owl, it has come to be associated with someone who is an idiot or not very bright.
The owl is associated with patience and wisdom, however, they are also considered representative of foolishness.
The video went viral, with ‘ullu’ trending on the social media site.
Tomi Lahren recorded the video on August 25, 2020, however, it seems to have been deleted by her.
Comedian Ali-Asghar Abedi shared the video and stated that people will say anything for money without prior research.
He said that he pranked Ms Lahren, using an app called Cameo which lets users pay public and celebrity personalities to say anything they are told.
Ali-Asghar said that he “wagered $85 (£65) that a prominent Trump supporter wouldn’t bother researching exactly what ‘ullu’ meant.”
My fellow Indians, Tomi Lahren thanks you for your support for Trump and his MAGA agenda.
— Ali-Asghar Abedi (@AbediAA) August 24, 2020
Ms Lahren’s video is being seen as an attempt to target Indian-origin voters in the US, with the presidential elections scheduled for November 3, 2020.
There are around 4.5 million Indian-origin citizens in the US and they are a growing political force in the country.
According to the National Asian American Survey, 16% of Indian-Americans voted for President Trump in 2016.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, President Trump has sought to gain more Indian-American votes.
In September 2019, he appeared next to Indian PM Narendra Modi at a massive event in Houston, Texas, named ‘Howdy Modi’, and declared:
“You have never had a better friend as president than President Donald Trump.”
President Trump visited India earlier in 2020 where he addressed a rally alongside Mr Modi in Gujarat.
Political commentators have said that President Trump’s efforts in reaching out to India could help boost his numbers at the margins.