Voters excited about 'trying something new' with Trump in White House

Posted November 10, 2016

In his path to the White House, president-elect Donald Trump won North Carolina and one region where he enjoyed significant support was Johnston County.

Last week, Donald Trump made one of the final stops of his campaign trail in at The Farm in Selma. The field was packed with an estimated 15,000 people according to Trump. Many in Selma are now pleased that Trump will be the next president of the United States.

“I’ve seen the same people in office and it seems like everybody has the same agenda and nothing really ever gets accomplished. Nothing ever comes to fruition that I can really tell. I just like the idea that we’re trying something new for once,” said SoDoSoPa chef and Trump supporter Ian Milks.

Joleigh Parnell, who owns a hair salon in Smithfield, said she’s hoping Trump does for America what he’s done for his own successful business.

“I think he’s a man of his word or else he wouldn’t be where he’s at. I don’t think he’s in it for the money. I think he truly, genuinely cares about the country,” Parnell said. “I think he’ll do what he says he’ll do.”

Johnston County overwhelmingly supported Trump giving him 63 percent of the vote compared to 33 percent for Hillary Clinton.

“I’m just looking for what he can do for all people, not just a certain race or what you do in life for your job or anything like that. At the end of the day, I look at it like give the guy a chance,” said Trump supporter Christopher Jordan.

Many Trump supporters said he offered them hope, similar to what many supporters of Barack Obama said back in 2008.


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  • Jason Matthews Nov 11, 2016
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    At last a President who will stand behind our LEOs and not the perpetrators

  • Jason Matthews Nov 11, 2016
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    Congratulations President Trump! Show the politicians how it should be done. You have my full support.

  • Jeffrey Derry Nov 11, 2016
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    Best to you President elect Trump!

  • John Paul Bertke Nov 11, 2016
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    I love this new rhetorical line spreading like a wildfire among Trump voters. They claim they "just thought a change would be nice". No, you don't get off that easy. You watched the same TV new shows and debates that I did. So own the TRUTH: when you voted for Trump, you effectively said "I saw a man who was a sexist, racist, xenophobic, sexual deviant, and I was okay with that".

    If you were a little better informed than the above individuals = you read the newspapers as well as watched TV, when you voted for Trump, you effectively said "this man was involved in up to 158 bankruptcies (serial business misconduct) and more than 3,500 court cases, and has been charged with hundreds of instances of erasing computer files and shredding documents that had been subpoenaed by state and federal courts, as well as being sexist, racist, xenophobic and sexually deviant, and I was okay with that". Own it, Trump voters!

  • Raleigh Rose Nov 11, 2016
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    How does he have a mandate if he didn't win the popular vote? The vote was way too close to call this a mandate. But, it will be interesting to see how things go as many of the things he wants to do and change have been challenged by Republicans for the past 8 years. Trump wants to do A LOT of spending plus tax cuts. If you recall, this is what got us into trouble with 2nd Bush administration. Should be interesting and will play out my doubts as to whether Trump is actually a conservative. He was a Dem and an Ind for a long long time.

  • Matt Nickeson Nov 11, 2016
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    It is interesting how people are completely blind to their own hypocrisy. The posters here railing against Trump are the same ones who cried foul when people posted the same exact comments against President Obama.

  • Ethan Mathews Nov 11, 2016
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    Look at all these sore loser liberals today. Look at all the sore losers rioting over the country because their lying under oath candidate didn't win. Suck it up buttercups. I didn't vote for Obama, but I never wished him evil intent as it affects us all.

  • Shannon Speil Nov 11, 2016
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    I am SO glad he won. He has a mandate from the people and from God to start the great work. We will support you Mr Trump, in whatever you do. Congress and the Senate will as well, if they don't...they will BE OUT AS WELL!

  • Jeff Freuler Nov 11, 2016
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    Finally a decent article

  • Linda Tally Nov 11, 2016
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    One good thing - he said earlier he would not actually live in the White House. This will preclude having to disinfect it when he's removed, either by impeachment or another election.