Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s announcement that he is entering the Republican presidential race has become the subject of online mockery.
Mr Jindal launched his campaign with a call for a uniform US identity, saying he disliked Americans being identified by origin, ethnicity or wealth.
The hashtag #BobbyJindalisSoWhite began trending on Twitter after the launch.
The tweets poked fun at Mr Jindal’s speech and alleged attempts to distance himself from his Indian heritage.
“We are not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, or poor Americans. We are all Americans,” he told supporters.
Also a subject of ridicule was the fact that Mr Jindal railed against allowing “people to immigrate to this country so that they can use our freedoms to undermine our freedoms”.