Although several polls say AAPI voters tend to favor Democrats and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump does have his supporters in the Asian American community.
As a matter of fact, it turns out that one of Trump’s major donors is a Hindu American businessman Shalabh Kumar.
Kumar, who is Indian born but now lives in Chicago, is the founder and head of the Republican Hindu Coalition. He and his wife each donated the maximum — a combined total of $898,000 — to Trump and Republican centered PACs to get Trump elected president. Kumar was already sold on supporting Trump before he met the presumptive GOP nominee, but he had a few lingering concerns that he wanted to iron out in a one-on-one meeting. “His positions were not very clear. Sometimes he says off-the-cuff remarks about call centers in India … so I was a little bit concerned about that,” Kumar said in an interview with The Hill. He was referring to Trump’s campaign trail wisecrack about Indian call center workers and Trump’s use of a mock Indian accent.