CAFT Speech at APANF

My name is David Tian Wang. I am honored to be here today. Thank you for being here, Chairman Priebus, Secretary Chao and honored guests and donors for this great opportunity.
I was born in China and immigrated to the United States in 1999. I have learned to love my adopted country and treasure American values. And that is why I started the Chinese Americans for Trump movement.

CAFT, the Chinese Americans for Trump movement, is a group of over 5,000 Chinese Americans from across the United States of America. We come from all walks of life, diverse in age and professions. We have organized voter outreach programs, canvassing, rallying and fundraising for Mr. Trump’s campaign in over 28 different states. The youngest in our group is barely 18; the oldest, 84.

What brought us together is the belief in Mr. Donald J. Trump’s vision for America.

WE believes that Hillary Clinton represents the old, broken Washington plagued with corruption and gridlock. Mrs. Clinton has been in Washington since 1992 and was an integral part of that broken system. The national debt grew by more than $9 Trillion, nearly doubling, under Barack Obama. Yet, median income for American households fell by $1,700 per year under Obama. American families are suffering and Mrs. Clinton was part of the failed policies that caused it.

A vote for Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a vote for real change that can bring back the core values of America, which made our nation the most powerful and prosperous country in the world.

WE believes that under Obama, America has lost the spirit that helped put American astronauts on the moon and made America the world leader. To us, the slogan “Make America Great Again” is about instilling the Can-Do attitude in Americans. It is about inspiring American kids to take an interest in science and technology, to dream big, and to work hard. It is about giving American families hope for a better future.

We believe that college admission should be merit-based. Affirmative Action (AA) based on ethnicity is currently implemented by many states and schools, but it has failed the students it is supposed to help. According to studies, about 70% of students admitted through AA could not graduate after 5 years in college. Bills such as SCA5 or AB1726 are simply Wrong.

While the goal should be a purely merit-based system, we are not completely opposed to AA as an interim solution. If a state or school insists on AA, they should shift toward giving preferential treatment and resources based on students’ household income, instead of based solely on skin color or ethnicity. That way, low-income families regardless of ethnicity get the help.

To help kids from low-income neighborhoods better prepare for college, we are proposing boarding charter schools that provide a safe, nurturing and immersive learning environment during weeknights. More funds will be needed for these schools than regular charter schools. We intend to work with non-profit foundations and large corporations to secure funding.

We believe Mr. Trump’s skill in making deals will be conducive to finding mutually beneficial solutions when dealing with foreign countries, including China. We believe fair trade with China is possible and achievable. On issues like North Korea, Taiwan and the South China Sea, facilitating dialogue between the parties involved will be advantageous to maintaining the peace in those regions. We are Americans first and foremost, and we are fully willing to help build those bridges.

We will fight for America in the upcoming election and beyond, so that this great nation, the land of the free, will prosper and provide opportunities for our children and grandchildren as she did for us.

We will fight indefinitely for the Chinese American Core Values and the Conservative Value of the GOP.

We will fight for Mr. Trump’s vision for America: to bring back a time when Americans were able to dream big and do great things; when Americans dared to go to the moon and reach for the stars; when Americans were hopeful about their future, not hopeless like many families are today.

Together with Mr. Donald J Trump, our next president of the United States of America, and with all the fellow Asian Americans, joined together.

We will not go into the night without a fight.