Local Residents’ Reaction on 2016 Presidential Election

News 25 spoke with locals in downtown Gulfport this morning to get their take on the presidential election.
It was a mixed bag of emotions including happiness, worry, and some just relieved the long campaign season is over.
Overall the locals we spoke to hope things improve in our country with our new president, but some fear Trump was not the right candidate to do just that. Gulfport resident Gretchen Hart said, “When I woke up this morning at 4 o’clock and looked at my phone and realized Trump had won, I think I screamed really loud. I just feel, i’m scared. I think a lot of changes are going to happen. I don’t think he has enough of the political background to really do us justice right now.”
Generally, many Americans were surprised about Trump’s victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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