SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Stunned. Happy. Let's wait and see. Come together. Those are some of the words being used by South Mississippians when talking about the Donald Trump win in the presidential election.
At Jerry Lee's breakfast deli, the biscuits are hot and so is the political talk. For some, the Trump victory signals a new beginning. One is Spencer Bailey.
"We're going to move forward in a different direction, and we're going to come together as a nation," Bailey said.
Others, like Ted Brown, saw the Trump win in a different light.
"I had a dream about three months ago that I didn't share with many people but my wife and my pastor. And in that dream, I knew that Trump was going to be President of the United States," Brown recalled.
One word keeps coming up in the conversation. Brian Thompson works hard to keep our cities clean, and he used that word.
"It was very surprising. I thought for sure Hillary was going to win that presidential race, but the country might be a better place now. Trump, he's a good guy. We're just going to have to wait and see," Thompson said.
Debbi Schnoor, enjoying a morning cup of coffee, agrees.
"I was very shocked that Trump won, but undeniably happy that he did. I just felt like it was time for change in this country, and I had to go with the change with Trump," said
During the bitter campaign, some people were concerned about the future. That includes Les Lala.
"I have seven grandchildren. I'm 71 years old, so I'm on my way out. But for my grand-kids, I'm worried about this country and what they would be growing up in, and I think we might be able to save it," Lala said.
When it comes to talking presidential politics, what better place to find that than at a barber shop. At Cox's Barber Shop in Ocean Springs, there was no shyness at all about opinions. Jenny Foster offered hers.
"I think we're going to be on the right track. There are going to be jobs and different changes, and I think the country will come together," said Cox.
Trump will take office in January as the 45th President of the United States.