Community Politics

After Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, I caught up with a few Louisvillians who expressed a mix of hope and concern about the new administration.

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Capitol reporter Ryland Barton (left) speaks with Alan Solter.

“I saw — in my last few years — I saw the military kinda decline a little bit, as far as funding and just support. And I hope he brings that back to the military and makes the military strong again.” –Alan Solter of New Bern, North Carolina

“He made a lot of promises. I believe the exact words were to ‘eradicate terrorism worldwide’; I’m pretty sure he can’t follow through on that promise. But you know, if you does, I’ll eat my words” –Lynn Watson of Louisville

“Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t like Trump and I’m not excited for the next four years — especially as a gay individual. But I’m gonna give him a chance…especially like, people can change.” –Brady Blair of Elizabethtown

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Michael White (left) speaks with capitol reporter Ryland Barton.

“That’s what I’m looking forward to seeing. You know, a business orientation as opposed to someone who has worked for the government for their entire life or a good part of their professional life. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how that’s going to play out and whether it works.” –Michael White of Louisville

Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives.