Many local voters woke up to the news that Donald Trump was elected president, having gone to bed not knowing the results. News 8 spoke to a lot of people Wednesday morning, and it was apparent that we as a country were invested in this race.
Some voters felt like we’ve had enough of political rhetoric and that maybe an outsider is just what we need. Others, especially women, took this race personally.
There was no shortcoming of conversation over breakfast at Jim’s Diner in Rochester. Hillary Clinton supporters can’t forget the promises Trump made that they feel keeps us divided.
Those who backed Trump celebrated a new era that they say is a much needed to make a difference in our country.
Chris Pagorek told us what he thinks attracted voters to Trump. “They’re sick of business as usual, politicians, politics kind of sick of all of it. If you look, 92% of Washington, D.C. went for Hillary Clinton because she is establishment and that’s the story.”
Eric Leslie, a Clinton supporter, remains opposed to some of Trump’s ideas. “Building a fence around the United States, kicking foreigners out, I mean this is the land of the free, home of the brave they have the right to be there.”
Most people had a sense of compassion. Trump supporters are hopeful that he will unify our country, and Clinton supporters say they have to give Trump a chance to make a difference.