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

Posted November 10, 2016 10:19 p.m. EST
Updated November 10, 2016 10:26 p.m. EST

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.