Video: Asian Americans Offer Advice to President Trump

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Asian American voters made their preferences clear: Exit polls suggested that despite Hillary Clinton's defeat to Donald Trump, Americans of Asian descent supported the former secretary of state by a 65 to 29 percent margin. In the aftermath of the election result, we decided to give Asian Americans a chance to give advice to the 45th president — on camera.

During two days of filming, the participants — who traced their ancestry to several different Asian countries — discussed a wide variety of specific topics, from LGBT rights, tension in the South China Sea, and climate change. But there were also sentiments shared across several responses, such as a strong desire for President Trump to govern on behalf of all Americans, particularly immigrants and religious minorities. Though the interviews were filmed prior to the president's inauguration, these issues have assumed a special relevance to the infancy of his presidency.

Please enjoy our video above.

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Matt Schiavenza is the Assistant Director of Content at Asia Society. His work has appeared at The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Fortune, and strategy + business among other publications.