This would be the first time in over 20 years that a President has failed to nominate a single Cabinet Secretary from the community.
However, the notable absence of Asian American Cabinet Secretaries to lead some of the most important agencies in the country would undercut his record on inclusion in stark terms.
NCAPA continues to call for the inclusion of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders at all levels of government.
However, the absence of Asian Americans from the cabinet selections thus far is troubling.
As things stand, this may be the first time in over two decades where no AAPI holds a Cabinet Secretary position.