As Donald Trump officially takes office as the 45th President of the United States, a Delaware woman who so excited in 2008 when Barrack became president, wonders about a Trump presidency.
“My expectation, it’s hard to say,” said Alisha Jones who voted for Bernie Sanders in the April Delaware primary. “Bernie seemed like the type of person that really knew how to change the government for the better.”
Although Sanders was beaten by Hillary Clinton in the primary, Jones eventually shifted her support toward Clinton who later lost to Trump in November. The lost left Jones with no choice but to do her best to be optimistic.
“I hope that he (Trump) will learn the process of government and really evaluate what the job entails, and possibly learn what is actually needed,” Jones said.
The 34 year-old graphic designer disagreed mostly with how Trump ran his campaign as well as some of his views.
“To promise all these things that he was never sure about because he has no political experience, I hope that he learns from whatever he puts together in his time in office and make proper decisions to help the people like he says he wants to do,” Jones said.
In 2008 and four years later in 2012, Jones was thrilled when Barack Obama and Delaware’s own Joe Biden were both elected into office. In fact, Jones said it was a job well done when she reflect on the last eight years.
“Their legacy has been solidified, whereas a lot of people may have not agreed with some of their politics but the stature in which they presented themselves as candidates and as politicians won some people over. The way they’ve interacted with the people has made them seem so heartfelt, just based off of what we are experiencing now, Jones said. They showed themselves to be respectful human beings that care about the American people.” Jones said.
The 2016 presidential election may not have had the ending Jones wished for but taking her vote away just was not an option. She said she was determined to exercise her right even though so many people lost hope and opted not to vote for either Clinton or Trump.
Today, Jones is preparing to travel to Washington D.C. She’s skipping the President’s Inauguration but plans to march on Saturday with women across the country to voice some very important concerns.
“There are so many policies that I think Trump is just regurgitating from the conservative side, which I don’t agree with, and I want to be a part of a voice. We are women, we have rights, and we deserve to have the same amount of money. We deserve simple healthcare for our bodies, and there are so many other components so I’m going to the march because I want my voice to be heard,” Jones said.