The election is over, and many Americans are shocked by the results. In a stunning upset, Republican candidate and businessman Donald J. Trump has pulled off a sweeping victory in the electoral college to become the next president-elect.
The outcome has left the nation as divided as ever. Some are ecstatic over the news, while others are left feeling depressed and even angry.
Virginia coal miner Jimmy McDonald is one of many expressing joy over Trump’s victory, stating:
“There’s still some good in America. The people have spoken. The people said, ‘enough is enough.’ He’s going to bring back jobs. He’s going to bring back faith in America.”
Others, however, are left feeling torn up inside regarding the mogul’s win in Washington. 68-year-old Democrat Terry Zee said:
“I fear for our country. I cannot imagine that as well as our country is doing right now, with all the improvement and all the gain we’ve had for equal opportunity and social justice – it just makes me sick to my stomach.”
Regardless of personal feelings, Trump is continuing to defy expectations, repeatedly turning things in the opposite direction. Many were left feeling that a Trump victory would inherently wound the NASDAQ, but several major stocks