A gala organized by several Asian American Republican groups will be held the night of President-elect Trump’s inauguration to celebrate his victory.
The Asian American Gala will be held January 21 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
There’s no word on whether the new President and First Lady will make an appearance.
The event is organized by the Asian American Inaugural Gala Committee, the National Republican Asian Assembly along with several Asian and American business and community leaders.
The gala will also double as a celebration for the Lunar New Year and will include a performance by Korean American soprano Rose Jang.
Post-election surveys show Asian Americans overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton in the general election.
The Republicans have been making an effort to win back Asian American support, believing the values of their party more closely align with those of Asian Americans.
“Our mission is to educate Asian Americans, not just Republican Asian Americans, and the community at large, that we share the same core values with the Republican party,” says Mr. Alfred H. Liu, A.I.A., the NRAA’s National Chairman. “Those values include self-reliance, self-determination, academic achievement, respect for parents and authority, strong families, and respect for tradition and heritage —all values which have historically made America great,” he said.
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