Among the Freedom Ball attendees was Kun Kim, a plastic surgeon from Atlanta, who decided just two days ago to make the 10-hour trip to D.C. with his son by car. “This has been a very emotional campaign season for me,” Kim, one of the founding members of Korean Americans for Trump, told NBC News. As he waited in line with his 11-year-old son Evan to take an inaugural photo, Kim said he had been behind Trump even before he announced his candidacy. He added that this was the first election he really got involved in by campaigning for Trump. “I was just tired of eight years of socialism, of the left-leaning politics of the Democratic party,” Kim said.
The inaugural festivities will continue Saturday, with a national prayer service and other events, including the Asian American Inaugural Gala.