"I thought that Asian Americans would uniformly reject Trump"
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has expressed his disappointment that more Asian Americans did not vote against Trump.
The Asian American made the comments in an interview with Yahoo Finance earlier this week.
Leading up to the election, Yang had said the removal of President Trump from the White House would be “major political awakening” for Asian Americans.
However, during the campaigns, Trump received gaining support from Asian American communities.
An NBC News Exit Poll showed that a smaller percentage of Asian Americans voted for Joe Biden in 2020 than Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“I was surprised and disappointed by those figures. I thought that Asian Americans would uniformly reject Trump given how much he has thrown us under the bus, where the coronavirus is concerned,” Yang said in the interview.
The 45-year-old went on to say that more Asian Americans need to engage with politics to increase representation.
“Too many of us are not donating, running for office. So one of the things I love to do is help hopefully open Asian Americans’ eyes to the fact that we need to engage politically and civically in this country of ours, or else, you know, like things that we don’t like are more likely to take place,” he said.
In other news, a group of Donald Trump supporters were caught on camera spewing racist hate at an Asian family who were also supporting Trump.