Afghan toddler named Donald Trump proves divisive


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(15 Mar 2018) When Asadullah Poya's wife gave birth to their third child in a tiny village in rural Afghanistan, he immediately thought of Donald Trump. He had just recently read a Dari translation of what appears to be "Trump: How to Get Rich," published in 2004 by the then-star of "The Apprentice," and was transfixed. So when his baby came into the world in August 2016, and he saw that the boy had an unusual shock of blond hair, he named him Donald Trump, hoping it would bring him good fortune. Poya's own parents were furious that he had given their grandchild a foreigner's name. The imam of the village mosque devoted an entire Friday sermon to the matter, calling the name an insult. Poya then decided to pack up his family, leave his teaching job and the family farm, and move to the Kabul. But Donald Trump isn't liked in the capital either. On Thursday, five neighbours approached the landlord and demanded he throw Poya out, calling him an "infidel" for not giving his son a Muslim name. Others have accused Poya of naming his son Donald Trump in order to improve his chances of gaining asylum in the United States. Poya insists he does not want to leave the country, and that he never intended his son's name to be in the news. He says a local government official in the district where he registered his son's name posted the identity card on Facebook. Poya said he and his wife had to block their Facebook pages after they received a deluge of angry comments and threats. Poya is still a big fan of his son's namesake, and says he would love to meet President Trump someday. Undeterred by the controversy his son's famous name has ignited, Poya said that if he has a fourth child and it is a girl he would like to name her after President Trump's daughter, though he had to be reminded of her name.

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