Congresswoman-Elect Young Kim’s story is a remarkable one of self-made perseverance that exemplifies the truly diverse, big-tent reality that is the national Republican party. It is for that reason the national media all but ignored her entirely during the Midterm Election cycle.
The lack of national coverage received by Kim is certainly demonstrative of a quiet, presumably unintentional media bias that is disconcerting nonetheless. There’s nothing offensive or unremarkable about Kim that would disqualify her from the same glowing coverage granted to fellow first-timers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Ayanna Pressley. Except for the fact that she’s a self-made woman of color with the wrong letter next to her name.
And there’s the rub as far as the national media is concerned. Kim represents someone outside the media-crafted narrative that Trump-era Republicans are white and male even as the evidence points to something far different. President Trump enjoys historically high support among African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and various other minority groups even as the Establishment Media persists in falsely painting a very different picture.
Congresswoman-Elect Kim is herself someone who supports Trump’s fiscal policies while distancing herself from his immigration policies. And you know what? That’s fine with the Republican Party because, unlike the Democrat Party, it allows a diversity of opinion—as does President Trump.
Republicans are the ones who truly welcome diversity while it’s the Democrats who attack and attempt to destroy anyone who strays from their increasingly radical agenda.