Shaken by a hate crime in Kansas City, Indian man starts worshipping Donald Trump as God!
Bussa Krishna is more than a fan of President Donald Trump as he worships him every day like God and often uploads photos on social media.
US President Donald Trump has detractors and fans in equal measures across the world. But Bussa Krishna is unlike any fan that the president would have ever come across. The 31-year-old small farmer from India sees Trump as a God and worships his picture every single day.
Bussa has a picture of Trump framed for this purpose and keeps it in his prayer room along with other Hindu gods. He offers vermillion, turmeric, flowers as an offering while doing his prayer. The idea of worshipping Trump struck Bussa after Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a software engineer from India, was killed by a US Navy veteran in an alleged act of hate crime in February 2017 in Kansas City.
Bussa was deeply affected by the incident and in order to show that Indians only come to the US with love for others, he thought that the best way to do this and announce it to the world was to worship their president and show the respect Indian people have for Americans.
“I was very much pained at the incident. I thought the only way the US president and his people could understand the greatness of Indians is to display our love and affection towards them. That is why I started worshipping Trump with a hope that the prayers would reach him one day,” he said in an interview with Hindustan Times. India is known for its spiritual practices and beliefs, and according to Bussa, that is the best way to win anyone's heart.
“I believe Indians can win over anyone with their spiritual powers. When you cannot take on a mighty person directly, you can win over him with love and worship and that is what I am doing,” he added. However, worshipping politicians is not an unheard phenomenon in India as many followers have given divine status to their favorite political leaders.
The same treatment is given to celebrities at times. For instance, fans of late Indian movie star MG Ramachandran, who entered into politics and became the chief minister of one of the states of India, have built many temples in his name. So, it does not come as a surprise that there is a devotee of Trump who would like everyone to see how love can conquer all. While the world may know a lot about Trump, Bussa insists that he does not.
“I only know that he is the most strong and invincible leader in the world. What I liked about him was his bold attitude. Since he took part in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) competitions, he must be very powerful,” he said. Bussa is not shy when it comes to showing the world a glimpse of his practice as he often shares them on Facebook. Even though there have been times when people have not taken him seriously, Bussa is not ready to give up.
“Nobody took me seriously and some people even called me a mad fellow, wondering how prayers in a remote village would reach Trump. But I have a strong faith in what I am doing,” he said.
As it turns out, the news may even have reached Trump about his worshipper. Bussa claims that Trump even tweeted about him on June 19.
“Krish from India is a very close friend of mine; out of the billions and billions of Indians, he is my favourite. He’s able to channel dragon energy from worshipping my photos; may be low-energy Jeb Bush should give it a try; I’d be happy send him a pic! See you soon Krish!” the message read.
However, the tweet couldn't be independently verified, as it didn't show up on Trump's timeline.
But Bussa is not to be deterred in his hero worship.
“I am extremely happy to receive a message from Trump. I am sure he will remember me if he comes to India,” he said.