Wednesday 17th January 2018,

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Diary of a Trump Delegate, Day 1: Participating in American Democracy

posted by Lisa Shin
RNC 2016 Asian American delegates

Attendees at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland enjoy a pre-convention gathering

by Lisa Shin
Trump Delegate

Sunday was my first day in Cleveland for the RNC Convention.  There was a huge kick-off party tonight, at North Coast Harbor, which ended with a great fireworks display.  Security is on everyone’s mind, but the RNC has assured delegates, that they are doing everything possible to keep us safe.

Lisa Shin is a Trump delegate from New Mexico

Lisa Shin is a Trump delegate from New Mexico

Asians here at the Convention represent a “minority within a minority,” but there was wonderful camaraderie and fellowship among us.   I do think it’s really important for Asian Americans to be engaged in and participate in American democracy.   It’s truly a privilege, and the way we can see positive changes for our community.

Tian Wang, president of Chinese Americans for Trump, is also in Cleveland for the convention. Saying “pictures speak a thousand words,” he submitted the following photos below.









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(Shin is a delegate from New Mexico. She is scheduled to speak before the entire convention on Thursday. She will be providing her thoughts and photos throughout the convention for AsAmNews. AAPIs for Hillary has also agreed to provide their insights during the Democratic Convention next week)

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