WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — President Trump will have a healthy relationship with Indians and Indian-Americans, said Raj Shah, the White House Deputy Communications Director. Shah said he will be Indian and Indian-American’s “best friend” inside of the White House, and cited how Trump went the extra mile while on the campaign to court the votes of Indian Americans.

The majority of Indians have traditionally supported the Democratic party, Trump wanted to reverse that trend. “And it worked,” Shah told PTI 

“I think this President has had a pretty notable outreach to the Indian-American community, both during the campaign and afterwards,” he said. Shah also cited the fact President Trump appointed an Indian American, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley is the first Indian American to hold a Cabinet post in a presidential administration.

“One of his first international conversation was with the Prime Minister (of India). So I think, there is a recognition on the President’s part on importance of the US-India relationship and the contribution that Indian-Americans have made to the United States,” Shah said. Trump’s agenda will serve Indian Americans well, he added.

“The economic vision he has, the emphasis on economic reforms, cutting up red tape, regulations, fixing our healthcare system, all these things are going to have huge impact for all Americans including Indian-Americans.”

Shah’s parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s, he served as the director of opposition research for the Republican National Committee, before making his current move to the White House. With a team of researchers, Shah was charged with digging up the dirt on Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Previously, Shah worked on Senate and presidential campaigns and served in the Office of Presidential Personnel during the administration of President George W. Bush, according to his biography on the GOP website. He is a graduate of Cornell University.