• Monday, May 16, 2022

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Trump cafe lures Bangladeshis keen for pics, not politics

A cardboard cutout of US President Donald Trump stands at the entrance of the Trump Cafe in Dhaka.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A cafe in Dhaka named after Donald Trump has been luring Bangladeshis undeterred by his controversial politics and more interested in snapping selfies with a life-size cutout of the US president. The cafe was opened in January by a self-professed Trump fan who rejects the notion that the US president is ‘anti Islam’, saying diners at his cafe in the heart of Muslim-majority Bangladesh agreed. “If he were anti-Muslim, he would not have visited Saudi Arabia and had a good time there,” cafe owner Shafiul Islam said, adding none of Trump’s decisions had affected Bangladesh’s 144 million-odd Muslims. Politics appears to be last…

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