Young people show optimism as Trump begins term

January 20, 2017 06:52 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There were lots of young people in Washington, D.C. for the swearing-in of President Donald Trump. Some of them told NewsChannel 13’s Elaine Houston that they were very hopeful for the direction the country is going.

Peter Guidarelli Jr. is convinced that President Donald Trump will change the country for young people.

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"For the younger generation, I know that he’s going to try to bring the jobs back for us. He going to try to get us out, motivated more, give us back what we need and just do right by us," noted Guidarelli.

He came to the inauguration with his dad and says it’s been a trip a lifetime and a chance to be a part of history.

"Mr. Trump, welcome into office. It was phenomenal," Guidarelli exclaimed.

While this peaceful transfer of power was taking place, protesters were taking to the street just blocks away. It will be one of President Trump’s toughest jobs, healing a divided nation.

Harrison Freedman from South Florida is hopeful it should happen.

"I still think you should get on board, because even if you don’t agree with all the things he says, you still should support ‘cause it’s America. That’s what Democracy was invented for," pointed out Freedman. "You don’t always get your way, but the majority should be right."

The people from Albany say they will be going to dinners and parties and balls, continuing with the celebration.


WNYT Staff

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