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Trump not behaving like a patriot: US Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

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A Democrat, Gabbard last week was elected for the fourth term for the US House of Representatives.

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, is considering to run for American presidency in 2020, according to sources close to her.

On Friday, Gabbard, 37, was introduced at a Medtronic conference in Los Angeles by an eminent Indian-American Dr Sampat Shivangi and said that she could be the next president of the US in 2020. A standing ovation was marked in the presence of the four-term congresswomen from Hawaii.

Gabbard, a Democrat, who addressed the gathering, however neither confirmed or denied that she is running for president in 2020.

A decision on this could be taken before Christmas, which might not necessarily result in a formal announcement as that could be delayed till the next year, people familiar with her thinking process.

Given that Gabbard is highly popular among Indian-Americans, a constituency she has nurtured from the very beginning of her political carrier, it is but natural that her team has quietly started reaching out to this community, which is considered as the richest ethnic group after the Jewish Americans. And in many critical States, Indian Americans can play an important role in her electoral chances.

President Donald Trump is all set to seek his re-election in 2020, none of the Democratic candidates have announced their bid yet. The Democratic race is expected to be crowded by the summer of 2019.

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