Las Vegas: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has added India to the list of countries that he believes is taking away jobs from the US and has pledged to bring those back if elected president.
"What I did on June 16, we came out and we started talking about trade, how we're being ripped off with China, ripped off with Japan, ripped off with Mexico at the border and then trade, ripped off by Vietnam, and by India, and by every country," Trump told his supporters at a massive rally in Las Vegas.
"Every single country because they're all represented by these people that we think are representing us. That's why when I say I am self-funding, folks, it means much more than you think. It means much more, I'm telling you," Trump added.
After jumping into the presidential race last June, Trump has been regularly singling out China, Japan and Mexico and occasionally Vietnam for taking away American jobs. But this is for the first time in recent months that Trump has added India to that list.
However, Trump has been much harsher on China than any other country during his electioneering rhetoric.
"We are going to take our jobs back from China and all of these other countries," he said.
"I have a friend, he's a great contractor, and he's a great merchandiser, and he cannot get his product into China. No matter what he does, he can't," he added.
Donald Trump looks to take Nevada
A triumphant Donald Trump rolls into Nevada as a hot favourite in the Republican nomination for the US Presidential elections. The real estate mogul, an easy winner in New Hampshire and South Carolina, looks well ahead in Nevada, and leading in 10 of the 14 states set to vote in Republican primaries over the next two weeks. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz will fight it out for the second place.
According to Real Clear Politics, Trump's biggest lead is in Massachusetts, where he is 35 points ahead of Florida senator Marco Rubio. His lowest margin of victory is predicted to come in Minnesota, where he leads Rubio by 6 points. But in Texas, Senator Ted Cruz's home state, Trump trails him by 6.7 percent. The candidates are now revving up their campaigns for Super Tuesday on March 1, when voters in 12 states go to the polls.
Rubio, who edged out Cruz for second place in South Carolina, said that primary turned the Republican presidential race into a three-person contest. As in South Carolina, Rubio's campaign strategy relies heavily on endorsements from local lawmakers and celebrities.
Cruz, seeking to recover from a disappointing third place in South Carolina, has stressed the fact that he is the one candidate who has prevailed in a contest with Trump with a triumph in the Iowa caucuses.
With PTI Inputs