To those arriving at the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., one surprising and unexpected show of support for President Donald Trump came from Chinese Americans.
Signs fastened atop parked cars lined the approach to the Mall, denouncing Chinese Communism and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). On sidewalks, Chinese Americans gathered signatures to abolish the CCP. Across the street from the Washington Monument, a unit of white tents housed the activities of the “Chinese American Alliance for Trump” distributing banners. Orange shirts bore the group’s logo on the front and on the back “Fight for USA,” “Return to God.”
Descending the hilltop of the monument toward the rally’s large outdoor screen, one encountered tens of thousands of Trump supporters gathering for the event. In their midst and prominently displayed on the hillside, orange-clad Chinese Americans for Trump held a string of banners one hundred yards long.
The words printed on them: “Fight for Trump — Never Ever Surrender,” “Chinese Americans Fight for Trump — Keep America Great,” “Stop the Steal.” Another banner laid out on the ground exhorted legislators, “Uphold Law or Commit CCP Treason.”