GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day has inspired mixed emotions in eastern North Carolina, ranging from excited, surprised or just trying to cope.
“I can’t get rid of this sinking feeling (in) my heart,” said Glee Dunbar, an LGBT activist.
Community activist Jermaine Mcnair tried to explain the emotional impact he felt from Trump’s win.
“It has absolutely nothing to do or losing a political wager,” Mcnair said. “What the issue is, humanity was wagered.”
However, Mcnair said he is not pouting.
“At the end of the day it’s just politics,” said Mcnair. “It’s just a symbol of where we are as people.”
And while a Trump presidency inspires angst in some, it inspires hope in others.
“I was so, just so excited,” said Jack Wall, a Trump supporter.
Every election has a winner and a loser. Diane Taylor, mother of two, said people just have to recognize what’s going on and deal with it.
“These type of wounds, they just don’t heal very quickly,” said Taylor.
But Mcnair says people will just have to accept it.
“Life has to go on because we’re not dead,” said Mcnair. “We have to choose what kind of life we’re going to live.”
Diane Taylor’s 7-year-old daughter Morgan Taylor has her theory for how the nation can move forward.
“I think everybody should learn to work together,” said Morgan Taylor.