NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It wasn’t just a long night for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but also for the millions of Americans who stayed up into the early morning hours to see who won the election.
News 2 spoke with several voters, who all had different reactions about Trump winning the White House.
“I was dissatisfied because I was voting for Hillary,” said Clinton supporter, Henry Kirby.
Trump supporter Chase Williams said, “Trump bottle rocketed. Nobody saw this coming.”
With key swing state victories, Trump was able to win the states many people thought he wouldn’t.
“He didn’t think he was going to win; nobody thought he was going to win, so here it is,” said Edward Reese.
Trump supporters News 2 talked with said they are obviously happy with the outcome of the election and are excited for the future.
“I think the American people are going to come together and I think we are going to make America great again,” said Williams.
While Trump supporters are thrilled with the win, those who backed Clinton still remain shocked as to how she lost.
“The way that Trump talks, I wouldn’t believe him if he was standing right here with us. But what can you do about it? I am not the only one who didn’t vote for him,” said Kirby.
Some local Clinton supporters also said they hope to see changes, it just won’t be by the candidate they hoped would win.
“I hope Trump does a good job, same thing I was thinking about Hilary, so here is his opportunity so let’s see what he can do,” said Reese.
“The direction needs to be equality for all,” said Williams.
Trump is expected to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House.