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Working class votes Trump to presidency

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The results of the presidential election took many by surprise and Donald Trump may have America's working class to thank above all others.

It was his blue-collar support base that turned out faithfully everywhere on Tuesday. Even voters who typically would choose Democrat voted for Trump hoping he can help the working class.

In the 80s they were called Reagan Democrats, but 30 years later it seemed they have come back as Trump Democrats.

"It is time for us to come together as one united people," Trump said during his acceptance speech.

His victory was largely secured by working class voters who said Trump's honesty and business background makes him the best fit to lead a country still on the mend after the recession.

"The thing about him is he tells the things that are on his mind and he's truthful about it. He doesn't sway and he doesn't turn and he doesn't blink," said Andy Byce, Saginaw resident.

That confidence in Trump's leadership is what led the New York business man to succeed with the voters in rust belt states like Michigan. Supporters said Trump's business record is not perfect, but said both his failures and successes are lessons he will put to use to restore the economy.

"Even though he did have loses, I still tryst him over anyone else," said Sheldon Edwards, Midland resident.

Others said it's too early to know if Trump's success in business will translate into a better life for America's working class.

"We have to give him a chance. He hasn't even begun to be able to do anything so we have to give him a chance," Barb Revoir said.

After one of the most exhausting campaigns in memory, the working class in Michigan is ready to turn the page. They are hopeful over a new leader who promises greater days are ahead.

"I'm excited about the future and like I said, I sure hope he does what he says he's gonna do and the only thing we can do is, if he doesn't, we vote him out," Byce said.

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