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Voters: Unity is the answer following Trump's election

Tony Black's Salon in Albany, GA (Source: WALB) Tony Black's Salon in Albany, GA (Source: WALB)
Darius Evans getting his hair cut (Source: WALB) Darius Evans getting his hair cut (Source: WALB)
Mack Bryson believes America should give trump a chance (source: WALB) Mack Bryson believes America should give trump a chance (source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

First-time voter Darius Evans' trip to the barber shop came less than 24 hours after the somber realization that his candidate, Hillary Clinton, didn't win.

"My (friend's) little sister," Evans recalled. "She's 11, called her and was like, 'I'm scared.'" 

Evans is worried about some of the comments Trump made during the campaign about minorities and women.  But he says he's willing to back the president-elect, on one condition. 

"He's going to have to clear up his slate on what he's said," said Evans. "He's going to have to make a better name for himself now that he's gotten that position."

Mack Bryson is one of more than 2 million Georgians to vote for Trump. He understands the contempt some have for his candidate's comments.

"He would run off at the mouth sometimes," said Bryson. "And there are certain times you look at him and say, 'man I wish he would stop talking right now.'"

But Bryson is happy his candidate overcame his challenges and will take office in January.

"Like him or not, he is what America has been asking for (in) the last several elections. Someone that is not a career politician," said Bryson.

On the day after the election, Clinton supporters like Evans have a pill to swallow. But both Evans and Bryson agree America will benefit if it sticks behind its elected leader.

"We don't know how it's going to get," reminded Evans. "All we got to do is keep an open mindset and see what he can do."

"Go into it with an open mind and give the man a chance," said Bryson. "That's all he's asking for, and again, what do we have to lose?"

Trump will be sworn into office on January 20th.

Both Evans and Bryson hope, by then, America will be united behind its new leader.

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