HOUSTON - Finding common ground may be easier said than done after the divisive and sometimes hostile presidential race that has played out before America’s eyes.
If you’re thinking it’d be far-fetched to see Trump and Clinton supporters holding hands in unity less than 24 hours after the election, you’re probably right.
Many people may be wondering if it’ll ever be possible to see eye to eye or at least understand each other’s points of views.
“Let people in your heart and talk with people who don’t look like you and act like you and you can learn a whole lot,” said Mary Gwen Hulsey. “This is America. This is not Russia. We have a form of government for the people and by the people. We’ve succeeded at this for 240 years.”
People with opposing views tried to find common ground on the streets of downtown Houston Wednesday following what some may call a surprising conclusion to an exhausting election.
“I think the mood is somber. I don’t like Trump, but everything is going to be okay. We have lots of freedoms that other people don’t have. We need to focus on the good and move forward.”
If you’re finding yourself clashing with a co-worker, a friend, a family member or even a spouse over the election – you are not alone.
People across the country continue to be at odds, even in their own homes.
“I’m relieved. We need to come together. Don’t let it be divisive like it’s been for the last eight years,” said Chris Domangue.
Chris Domangue believes Trump was the better of the two candidates, but his father Don disagrees.
The two can at least agree on one thing now that the election is over – there’s no turning back now.
“It’s over. You’re going to have to live with it and see what happens,” said Don Domangue. “You’re going to hope it’s going to be reasonably okay. I don’t believe it will be, but it might be.”