Asian Pacific Americans Thriving Under President Trump's Leadership

Trump Victory is in communities across the country, engaging with Asian American voters. In addition to holding APA-focused events that educate APA communities to better understand political and civic process and encourage them to take leadership roles in community organizing, we are continuing to communicate with media in their native languages to help APA communities to receive accurate and useful information about our country and President Trump’s winning agenda.


“Because of President Trump’s leadership and pro-growth policies, we’ve seen our economy soar to historic heights and we’ve also seen it withstand historically unprecedented times. Because of historic trade deals that are in the works, and countless promises kept, President Trump has ushered in a great American comeback and Americans everywhere, especially in the Asian American community, are benefiting from it.



The choice for voters this November is clear: let Democrats reverse all the progress that President Trump has made for every community, or continue the great American comeback that he and Republicans have started.”

– RONNA MCDANIEL, RNC CHAIRWOMAN


Asian Pacific Americans are benefiting across the board from President Trump’s policies promoting business, bolstering the economy, and negotiating fairer trade deals for all Americans:


BUSINESS
President Trump is the pro-business president and Asian Pacific Americans are starting and running new businesses at the rate of 17 percent, compared to just 12 percent for Caucasian Americans.

ECONOMY
Under President Trump’s leadership, Asian American small businesses are able to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic and bounce back more quickly. The Trump Administration’s CARES Act provides relief to small businesses and allows them to
keep workers on the job. It also provides relief for workers who lost their job during the
coronavirus crisis. President Trump and Congressional Republicans secured the Paycheck Protection Program to inject $350 billion into America’s small businesses to aggressively confront the coronavirus. A second phase of PPP added an additional $310 billion into the program.

The program provides 8 weeks of cash-flow assistance to small businesses who maintain
their payroll during the coronavirus crisis. Allows small businesses to take out a forgivable loan: If the employer maintains its payroll and this money is used for paying rent or salaries, then the loan will be forgiven. The loan is also retroactive. Workers who have already been laid off can be brought back onto payrolls.

President Trump signed the Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Pacific
Americans and Pacific Islanders to broaden access for AAPI employers and communities to
economic resources and opportunities. It also re-established the Presidential AAPI Advisory
Commission.

Asian Pacific Americans are the largest beneficiaries of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, receiving an
average tax cut of $2,560.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also repealed Obamacare’s “Individual Mandate”, which forced
people to buy expensive insurance and taxed those who couldn’t afford it. The mandate disproportionately hurt the poor: 80% of those affected made less than $50,000.


HATE CRIMES 


President Trump has been working with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders and the U.S. Department of Justice to combat Asian-American hate crimes during the Covid-19 pandemic. President Trump has a zero tolerance for discrimination—protecting the Asian American community is a top priority.

TRADE
President Trump continues to negotiate trade-deals that will benefit all American businesses and workers, including in the AAPI community:

China: President Trump signed a historic phase one trade deal with China that includes key
commitments from China on stopping unfair trading practices and increasing purchases of U.S.
goods.

Japan: President Trump negotiated a new United States-Japan trade deal with Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe. Japan is one of our strongest economic partners and this trade deal builds on that
partnership. It is a big win for American farmers, ranchers, workers, and businesses.

Korea: The Administration revised the United States -Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to
make it more beneficial to American workers.

EDUCATION
President Trump signed the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education
(FUTURE) Act into law, permanently reauthorizing more than $250 million in annual funding for minority- serving institutions such as the AANAPISI (AsianAmerican Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions) program that enrolls nearly half of all APA undergraduate students nationwide, especially serving those from low-income backgrounds.


VETERANS
President Trump honors veterans and their sacrifices


President Trump signed the "Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act,” authorizing burial in any
open national cemetery of Hmong veterans that fought for the U.S. during the Vietnam War.

President Trump signed the “Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Medal Act”
(S1050; H.R. 2358) into law in 2018. It is a bi-partisan legislation that is dedicated to recognize the
sacrifices and services of Chinese American servicemembers to our country during World War II.

NATIONAL SECURITY
President Trump participated in an historic summit with North Korea President Kim Jong-Un that focused on peace and denuclearization talks for the Korean Peninsula.

JUDGES
President Trump has secured an historic number of judges. This includes his pick for U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Anuraag "Raag" Singhal, who is the first Indian American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Eleventh Circuit.
 

MORE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
WHICH ARE BENEFITING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS :


The Trump Administration has prioritized empowering women to pursue careers and
entrepreneurship and realize their economic potential.

He is the first president to get a paid family leave policy signed into law. All federal
employees are now entitled to 12 weeks of paid family leave.
The President is committed to expanding and strengthening education in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

President Trump issued a presidential memorandum encouraging the Department of
Education to promote STEM, especially Computer Science.

President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education
grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.

The Administration encourages a merit-based, race-neutral college admission process.
President Trump is working to implement his plan to lower prescription drug prices.
$6 billion in new funding has been secured to curb the opioid epidemic.


The Trump Administration is taking Executive Action to curb the national security and
humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border.