Wednesday 17th January 2018,

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Diary of a Trump Delegate, Day 2: “Is This Becoming the New Norm?”

posted by Lisa Shin
Lisa Shin

Lisa Shin soaks in the atmosphere at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

By Lisa Shin
Trump Delegate

Another great day!   It was amazing to walk into the Convention Center for the first time.   I had seen it many times on television, but it was something else to be there live.   Media were swarming the place and I had my first interview with a Korean newspaper.   Koreans have taken a keen interest in my political involvement.

Kimberly Lee, the Arizona State Senator, was a speaker for the afternoon session.   The evening session included a great panel of speakers.

Kimberly Yee

State Senator Kimberly Yee (R-Arizona) speaks at the Republican National Convention

My favorite was Rudy Guiliani, who said that “majority of Americans today do not feel safe. They fear for their children and they fear for themselves.”   The theme of safety was timely, given the terrible shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas.

Chinese Americans for Trump at Republican National Convention

Chinese Americans for Trump at Republican National Convention

Is this becoming the new norm?   I hope not.   I would really like to see a strong bipartisan effort to address the growing violence in our communities.

(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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