Less than three months away from the 2016 presidential election, candidates from major and independent political parties addressed Asian-Americans, the fastest growing immigrant population in the country, at a presidential forum in Las Vegas on Aug. 12.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke on behalf of Republican Party. Born to a half-Filipino and half-Spanish immigrant father and a mother of Hawaiian and Japanese origins, Reyes said he might not look like a typical Donald Trump supporter.
He said he even had difficulty getting through the security to get on stage.
“I think they just thought I was another attendee who was lost or someone trying to sneak up on the stage to ask another question,” he said.
But Reyes added, “The fact that [the Trump Campaign] would allow an average person like me to be able to speak to a group as important as you” was one of the reasons he started to support Trump.