ELECTION TALK: Open mic and an open mind

13News Now Philip Townsend has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC)---A day after the 2016 Presidential election, 13News Now is taking to the streets of Norfolk to let people share their thoughts on the outcome.
 
Passersby had the opportunity to sit down and voice their opinion on Granby street with an open microphone and an open chair.
 
"How do you let someone like that be president," said Virginia Beach resident Cudi Bloom. 
 
"The ideas that Mr. Trump verbalized for change in America...we need that," said Chesapeake resident Paula Slagle.
 
To no surprise, not everyone agreed on the election results.
 
Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the presidency in a historic upset.
 
"I'm weary," said Anna-Marie Lopez.
 
"I'm hopeful," said Slagle.
 
As volatile as the campaign trail was, most of the conversations were not hateful or filled with jabs at either candidate.
 
"You have to give them a shot," said Marcus Peele. "You have to give them a try and hopefully things go for the better."
 
" I would hope moving forward he is a president no one expects...proves everyone wrong," said Phillip Amofah.
 

(© 2016 WVEC)


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