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Trump supporters rejoice in the Rust Belt

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>> It's over, and on the morning after the general election, customers at a diner in Portsmouth, a Trump stronghold in Ohio, are excited about a Donald Trump presidency.>> I'm elated.>> Great, great.>> Glory, hallelujah.>> I just said thank you, God, what a miracle. But I was surprised with the results.
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>> Across the border in South Shore Kentucky, that feeling was mutual.>> I'm happy.
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hope he can get the economy straightened up for a lot of people. Or have jobs, right now there's so many people that can't find jobs. And maybe he'll open up new factories and stuff where they can work.
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>> I felt relief. I did, I was kinda happy. And I was relieved and I think well, maybe we'll get it together and America will be great again.>> Again.>> When I found out, I thought thank you Lord.>> Again, it's my honor.>> Late Tuesday night, after it was clear that Trump had won the election, I called Kim Hill, a Trump supporter I spoke with last week at a meeting of Portsmouth locals.
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She told me that she hoped a Trump presidency would finally ease some of the pressures of her daily life. When I asked if she was excited about Trump winning, she said she was happy, then hesitated and said, I have mixed feelings honestly. I'm not sure he's the best man for the job.