Tomi Lahren, an American conservative political commentator and supporter of Donald Trump, unknowingly called the president a “jackass” when she said he is “wise as an owl” in Hindi.
The 28-year-old Fox News pundit went viral after she thanked the Indian community for supporting Trump in a personalized video via Cameo paid by comedy writer and media contributor, Ali-Asghar Abedi, according to Huffington Post.
My fellow Indians, Tomi Lahren thanks you for your support for Trump and his MAGA agenda.
— Ali-Asghar Abedi (@AbediAA) August 24, 2020
“Trump 2020 is all about keeping America great, because president Trump is wise like an owl, or as you guys would say in Hindi ― which I hope I’m pronouncing this right ― President Trump is wise like an ullu,” she said.
Although “Ullu” or “Ulloo” does mean owl in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, speakers of the language use the word to informally call someone a “jackass” or a “fool,” the comedy writer explained in his The Independent piece.
Abedi tried to speculate how Lahren could fall for such a trick.
“Ultimately, Lahren got $85 (minus whatever commission Cameo takes) and India got to laugh as her clip ended up appearing across the country’s news networks,” he said.
— Ali-Asghar Abedi (@AbediAA) August 25, 2020
Many social media users laughed at Lahren’s use of the term “ullu” when she described Trump, The Indian Express reported.
Which is perfect because in India, Ullu or an owl is used to describe a foolish person.
— karanbir singh (@karanbirtinna) August 25, 2020
Can’t stop laughing! OMG
(For those that don’t know, calling someone an “owl” (ullu उल्लू) is a rather strong insult in Hindi. Normally wouldn’t share @TomiLahren but this was too funny.)
Dear Tomi: You said it perfectly, I’ve never agreed with you more. https://t.co/GvS3UEeV5j
— Hassan Ahmad (@HMAesq) August 25, 2020
I don’t normally take pleasure in “owning the right” kind of stuff but I’ve been laughing uncontrollably for the last 15 mins
— the deeps state (@deepduh) August 25, 2020
This is the only time I’ve liked something this woman has done.
— Justin Avery Smith (@JustAVerySmith) August 25, 2020
I have never laughed so damn hard before…
— Rana Shaikh (@rshaikh830) August 25, 2020
Featured Image Screenshots via @AbediAA