As Donald Trump prepares his transition team in anticipation of taking office as the 45th President of the United States, voters across the country have had conflicting and highly charged reactions to the election results. Trump voters are rejoicing in their candidate’s victory as Clinton supporters try to come to terms with election result that they clearly did not expect. Anti-Trump and pro-diversity protests have been taking place across the country.
To understand the varying public opinions, we went out and spoke to people about their reactions to the election results, their concerns, the issues that they want the Trump administration to prioritize, and their hope for national unity after a highly divisive election.
@Lailakaz — Laila Kazmi is an award-winning senior producer and writer at KCTS 9. Her first love is discovering and telling stories of diverse people, places, and history. She has lived in Karachi, Bahrain, Chicago, and Seattle. Laila is the series producer for Borders & Heritage, which features stories of immigrant and refugee experience in the Pacific Northwest and for Reel NW, featuring independent films from and about the Pacific Northwest. She also produces stories for IN Close and produced for PIE. Laila's video stories have appeared on KCTS 9, PBS NewsHour Art Beat, World Channel at WGBH, and KPBS. Her articles have been published in PBS NewsHour Art Beat, The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, COLORLINES, and Pakistan's daily Dawn.More stories by Laila Kazmi