Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tells the Republican Hindu Coalition that if he is elected, the U.S. and India will be ''best friends.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump deviated from his typical campaign remarks during a speech to the Republican Hindu Coalition's "Humanity United against Terror" event in Holmdel, New Jersey on Saturday (October 15). Trump discussed the need to strengthen ties with India, the world's largest democracy. Trump said India's democratic system makes it a "natural ally of the United States." "Under a Trump administration, we are going to become even better friends. In fact, I'll take the word even out, because we are going to be best friends. There won't be any relationship more important to us," Trump said. The New York businessman's campaign has been struggling to contain a crisis after a video surfaced last week showing him bragging in 2005 about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances. Several women have since come forward alleging instances of impropriety by the Republican presidential nominee, who trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by 7 points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.