Kansans react to Trump’s victory

President-elect Donald Trump waves to his supporters after giving his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)
President-elect Donald Trump waves to his supporters after giving his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — The Presidential Election came as a shock to many across the country. With Donald Trump as the President-elect starting in 2017, Kansans have spoken out.

“The people have voted,” Topekan, Steve Williams said. “Now what are we going to do from here? We’ve got to come together.”

Steve Williams and his brother Mike Williams have lived in Topeka their whole lives. Even though the two may share a lot in common like grabbing a cup of coffee or a donut in the morning, their views on November 8, 2016’s election results differ in some ways.

“I believe in him at this point,” Topekan, Mike Williams said. “I believe that he will do what he says he will do.”

As for his brother…

“As far as confidence goes, I’d say no,” Steve Williams said. “I’m not at that point. We’ve got to do a lot of work to get there. And I hope that all the parties will come together and set goals and work towards a positive outcome.”

Just behind the Williams’ brothers was Sonja Feist who had a much different opinion on last night’s results.

“To tell you the truth, when I saw that he was winning, I turned the TV off,” Topekan Sonja Feist said. “And I didn’t stay awake until they announced he won.”

Feist says she isn’t strongly against president-elect Donald Trump. She was rooting for Senator Hillary Clinton to win since she fights for LGBT rights in America and many other views Clinton was fighting for.

“I just liked the fact that finally a woman was going to be in the White House as the President…not the First Lady,” Feist said.

One message all three Topekans say is they’re hoping all of America’s minds can be changed by what Trump can do for our country.

“We all need to come together; pray together and say this is our country.”

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