Allison Lee Pillinger Choi, who worked at Goldman Sachs and the fitness company Equinox before becoming a full-time mom, says she took a while to “warm up” to now-president Donald Trump.
Because of her friends’ strong feelings about Trump, she still won’t reveal whether or not she voted for him. But Choi, who lives on New York City’s Upper West Side, identifies as a Republican (she is the author of a book, “Bleeding Heart Conservatives: Why It’s Good to Be Right”) and serves on the board of directors for New York-based Women’s National Republican Club, said when Trump was elected she began to feel “cautiously optimistic” about the new president because of his campaign promises about jobs.
“The media likes to talk about ‘women’s issues,’” Choi said. “I think jobs are also a women’s issue.”
Many of Choi’s fellow Republicans are also feeling bolstered by the fact that their candidate of choice, Donald Trump, has been elected, a recent survey showed.