Summit City reacts to Trump winning presidency

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)
President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The day after one of the most electrifying elections in U.S. history – Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton – reactions are all across the board in the Summit City.

With Trump now named the winner, people in Fort Wayne are openly expressing their outlook on the result.

“I think my first reaction is that we should not act like Chicken Little,” said Don Steininger. “The sky is not falling.”

Nicholas Johnston said he is not happy about the results.

“I try to forget that he’s going to be the President,” he said. “I feel shocked.”

Sandy Shank liked the news of Trump winning.

“Woohoo!” she said as she pumped her fist in the air. “I’m proud of our country and I’m proud of the people that we stood up to the corruption that’s been going on.”

Gary Bandelier is also is pleased with the results.

“I think the people have spoken,” he said. “We need a change.”

Indiana Democratic Delegate Beverly Bryant believes her party should not have chosen Clinton to go against Trump.

“I’m really sad and I can’t stop thinking about Bernie Sanders,” she said.

Richard Gibson said he’s just hoping Trump will be a good leader.

“I think he was the least of two evils,” he explained.

Allen Sullivan did not vote because he did not like either candidate.

“Even though they talk down on Hillary, I still don’t think he’s qualified.”

Many Latinas did not favor Trump this election. That is the case for IPFW student Gabriela Gutierrez.

“It is disappointing and it was saddening, actually, for me as a Latina and as a woman because I felt really offended by a lot of stuff that he said,” she said.

Her fellow student, Cicelle Beemon, believes people still have power over what’s to come.

“At the end of the day, it is what it is,” she said. “Can’t be sour over it. You just have to make the changes that you can.”

People in Fort Wayne, along with the rest of the country, now await what Trump’s presidency will be like.