Wednesday 17th January 2018,

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Diary of a Trump Delegate, Day 3: Korean Media Gather for Interviews

posted by Lisa Shin
RNC News conference with Korean Media

Korean media attends news conference with Michelle Steele and Lisa Shin at Republican National Convention

By Lisa Shin
Trump Delegate

Today I joined Michelle Park Steel, a Korean American elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, for an unexpected press conference with the Korean media.   Michelle was poised and calm through it all, while I was flustered and overwhelmed.

Lisa Shin

Trump delegate Lisa Shin relaxes with another Trump supporter between media interviews and preparation for her speech to the convention on Thursday

Like I posted yesterday, Koreans have taken a keen interest in me, and are astounded that I was chosen to speak at the Convention.  There were several requests for more interviews.  One reporter said he was proud of me, and was glad that Koreans would have a voice with Mr. Trump.

This is quite a remarkable turn of events.   When my parents submitted news of my being a New Mexico delegate to a local Korean newspaper, they were told that it would violate IRS rules to publish it.   Another Korean newspaper never responded to my requests for paid advertisement.

The RNC roll call vote was exciting.   A spokesperson from each state gave a short, but rousing speech.   Donald Trump officially clinched  the Republican nomination.

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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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