WASHINGTON-- The White House has strongly refuted reports appearing the American and Indian media that US President Barack Obama apparently cancelled his planned trip to Golden Temple so he will not have to wear a head covering that could fan misconceptions he is a Muslim.
“We've visited multiple religious sites ~ mosques, churches, synagogues ~ on foreign travel. We'll do so on this trip, probably in Indonesia. So I think that the decision we made was driven by, again, the interests of time, how to best advance our common interests with India in these three days,” deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, Mr Ben Rhodes, said.
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