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Republican women cheer Trump presidency

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 02:06

A Republican women's group in Culpeper, Virginia, is celebrating the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, saying ''his sins were less damaging than Hillary's crimes.'' Vanessa Johnston reports.

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These women in the town of Culpeper, Virginia, say they couldn't be happier that Donald Trump will be America's next president. SOUNDBITE) (English) NANCY RICE, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "I'm very confident that, that good things will happen on his watch." And Nancy Rice is not alone. Many women in the American heartland simply didn't care that Hillary Clinton had made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major party. Nats - Clinton:"We've reached a milestone!" ..or that she wanted to be president. At the ballot box, an estimated 53 percent of white women voted for her Republican rival, Donald Trump... Nats - Trump: "I'm doing very well with women." ...despite a slew of potentially damaging campaign missteps - from his vulgar language about women in a leaked video to sexual assault allegations. But for these members of the Founding Fathers Republican Women club, the election was ultimately about issues...not gender. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JANET MCDONNELL, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "I think a lot of women are over this glass ceiling thing. If they're strong enough in their own person, they don't need to put their trust in a woman because she's a woman." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BARBARA KILE, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "There's certainly some language that none of us would support, but I think that he has been mislabeled... I do not think he's a sexist, looking at what he's done in his businesses with women…" (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEWELL DUVALL, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "His sins -- were less damaging than Hillary's crimes. Her crimes were huge, and she gets away with everything. Although she didn't get away with winning this election (laughs)." Now, they're hoping Trump follows through on his campaign promises: appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court, cracking down on illegal immigration, fighting terrorism and improving the economy. They're confident he'll follow through.

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Republican women cheer Trump presidency

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 02:06