US President Joe Biden on Thursday said “Indian-Americans are taking over the country.”
He made these comments while congratulating the team of NASA scientists over a virtual interaction.
Biden made reference to a large number of people from the Indian-American community working in his administration.
The President was speaking to Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan.
Swati Mohan had led the guidance, navigation and control operations of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission.
Swati Mohan told Biden:
“I’m doing very well, Mr President thank you for taking the time to speak with us.”
The US president responded:
“Are you kidding me? what an honour this is. This is an incredible honour and it’s amazing. Indian-Americans are taking over the country: you, my vice president, my speechwriter Vinay [White House director of speechwriting Vinay Reddy], I tell you what but thank you, you guys are incredible.”