Jefferson County Residents Have Mixed Feelings About Trump

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Feelings and emotions ran the gamut on Wednesday as people considered Donald Trump being the next President of the United States.

Trump, the Republican candidate, claimed 290 electoral votes to defeat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate with 232 electoral votes.

Clinton had an edge in the popular vote with 59,938,290 votes to Trump’s 59,704,886.

“I’m happy with the results,” Reynoldsville resident Robin Fernandez said. “The nation needs a different direction than where we are headed.”

“I’m not against Hillary because she’s a woman, but I was dissatisfied with the email thing and defending abortion just before birth.” Hernandez said. “Her values and mine don’t line up.”

Jenni, a Reynoldsville resident for most of her life, said she was almost physically sick after knowing Trump would be president.

“I am disappointed and terrified,” Jenni said. “Women’s basic rights are going to disappear. He ran on a platform of racism and sexism.

“I think we are ready for a woman president, but it’s not going to happen in my lifetime. I hope it happens in my grandchildren’s grandchildren lifetime.”

Gene Deible, a community leader in Reynoldsville, said he was happy with the results and that the middle class will finally be represented.

“I believe this is a historical moment in the history of the United States. I believe the people’s voice was finally heard.

“It’s extremely refreshing to know that we’re going to be represented and I mean the middle class.”

Reynoldsville resident David Dodge said he hopes that Trump will do the best for what the people want, not what he wants.

One woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was just glad it was over.

“There were too many negative ads and all the phone calls – it was too much.”


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