Donald Trump cited some “high representatives of India” he recently met in his discussion about that country’s economic growth rate and the need for more economic growth in the United States.

Trump was apparently referring to an event with Republican Hindu-Americans in Edison, New Jersey. The gathering featured Bollywood stars, Indian-American Republican activists, and other assorted backers of the Republican Hindu Coalition — certainly a segment of Indian civic strata, but not high representatives of the Indian government.

“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India,” Trump told the audience.

TOPSHOT - Signs expressing Hindu support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen during a Hindu political organization's anti-terror fundraiser, October 15, 2016, in Edison, NJ. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Signs expressing Hindu support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are placed on chairs at a Hindu political organization’s anti-terror fundraiser on Oct. 15, 2016, in Edison, New Jersey.

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