A Sikh cartoonist sends Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a postcard every day. Each postcard contains a humorous, satirical drawing aimed at combating anti-Muslim sentiment.
Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh pledged to continue sending Trump the postcards until election day, reports the Huffington Post. Singh invites others to join him in his campaign of postcards, calling it a "humor based, compassion laden, literary and illustrative takedown of Trump".
Singh says that his postcards let him fire back at Trump’s allegedly bigoted rhetoric.
"It is easy to find cuss words and call him a racist, fascist, Nazi, etc. I want to take Mr. Trump’s own words, which he is very good at hurling like grenades, and hurl them back at him with new packaging," said Singh in an interview.
One of Singh’s postcards reads, "Mr. Trump: May you renounce all worldly desires and become a monk consumed by the search for nothingness".
The postcard campaign comes after Trump's Dec. 7 2015 call for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, reports CNN. Trump’s campaign released a statement calling for the ban “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.
Trump later defended his plan to restrict Muslim immigration saying, “People that are looking to destroy our country must be reported and turned in by the good people who love our country and want America to be great again.”
Trump’s stance drew widespread controversy and opposition, even within his own political party.
Former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, speaking on the Michael Medved radio show, said, “This is the kind of thing that people say when they have no experience and don’t know what they are talking about. We do not need to resort to that type of activity nor should we.”
Singh says that he carefully ensures his postcards are not angry in nature.
“They have to be infused with humor, compassion and a touch of sarcasm,” Singh said.
Singh noted that while Trump may not see the postcards himself, “somebody in his company and organization will have a moment of laughter, and perhaps introspection.”