A core of Chinese Americans mobilizes for Trump, wins the day and looks to the future

A fraction of Chinese Americans supporting Donald Trump
A Chinese American painting "Chinese Americans love Trump" banner during a gathering in Hinsdale, IL on Oct. 5. (Carolyn Cakir/ MEDILL)

By Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang

Asian Americans were not among Donald Trump’s majority in Tuesday’s election. About three quarters of Asian American voters backed Hillary Clinton, according to the National Asian American Election Eve Poll released by America’s Voice the day after the election. Trump got only 19 percent of the Asian votes.

Still, the Chinese American community had its vocal supporters who, along with more than 59 million fellow Americans, voted for Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States.

A leader for the Chinese Americans for Trump movement estimates that they called on 8,000 volunteers to get the job done this election.

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Photo at top: A Chinese American painting a “Chinese Americans love Trump” banner during a social gathering in Hinsdale, IL on Oct. 5.  (Carolyn Cakir/ MEDILL)