Ahead of the US President’s state visit to India next week, an Indian man has begged authorities to let his dream of meeting Donald Trump come true.
37-year-old Bussa Krishna has a life-size statue of Trump in a shrine in his garden which he offers daily prayers to.
Bussa Krishna who says President Trump is his “god,” started worshipping him four years ago claiming he ‘came to him in a dream.’
After the dream, Krishna says he employed 15 labourers to work with him for a month to make the 6-foot statue of Trump in his village in the southern state of Telangana, India.
“Instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,” Bussa Krishna told New Delhi TV (NDTV), showing the statue of Trump in a red tie and blue suit, and calling him “my god, Donald Trump.”
“My love for him has transformed into reverence.” ”That has given me immense happiness. Hence instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,”
“I am facing difficulties because of my relatives,” Krishna said.
“They tell me that I am disgracing them in society. I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so.
“He is like a god to me, that is the reason I had his statue built. Every Friday I fast for Trump’s long life. I also carry his picture and pray to him before commencing any work. Trump sir, you are my god, Welcome to India. I am so happy.”
Krishna, who lives alone, is now known locally as Trump Krishna, and his house has been dubbed Trump House.