DONALD Trump’s win in the US Presidential elections drew mixed reactions from the American imports playing in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix, but all five reinforcements called for unity after a heated campaign that continues to divide their home country.
On Wednesday (Manila time), the Republican Party’s bet Trump won the elections with 279 electoral votes against Clinton of the Democratic party with 228. But SPIN.ph’s quick survey among the PSL American imports showed only one of them would have voted for the businessman-turned-politician.
“I’m pro-Trump, I’m excited,” said Foton import Ariel Usher.
“It was really cool to see somebody not political go against a political powerhouse and win,” added the opposite spiker from Portland, Oregon, a state Clinton won.
However, the rest of them – Stephanie Niemer and Serena Warner of Petron, Lindsay Stalzer of Foton and Laura Schaudt of Cignal – chose to be neutral and were just hoping that the best would still happen for America.
“I have no issue. I have a lot of friends on social media who are complaining, being dramatic. I think everyone just needs to calm down like the world is not gonna end, everything’s gonna be fine,” said Niemer, who hailed from Kentucky, a state where majority of voters went for Trump.
“The stock market is going back up. I don’t know, I feel like it’s not a big of a deal. I think there’s just a lot of drama surrounding it and everyone just needs to realize that we’re still strong and we’ll be alright,” she added.
Houston, Texas native Warner, who was very vocal on her views about the elections on social media, said she voted for the third party.
“I actually did vote, I voted for third party. I did not vote for either of the two major parties. I’m not a fan of either of the candidates so I just kind of shrugged my shoulders and just hopefully look forward,” she said.
Stalzer, though, is not much into politics but called Trump’s candidacy a ‘joke that came true.’
“It’s crazy because when I found out that Trump was running for President last summer, I could not believe it, I thought it was a joke but obviously it was a joke come true,” she said.
But the outside hitter from Kewanee, Illinois, where Clinton won, is just staying positive and hoping for the best.
“He’s not all bad, he could do amazing things for the country, who knows?” said Stalzer. “And it’s not just one person ruling the United States of America. There are people helping him out so I have faith in my country and I have faith in the US system. I think it’s just important that we realize that we support whoever’s in charge.”
Although Schaudt is not thinking about the US politics that much, the spiker from Houston, Texas does not have a problem on who won the elections. Instead, she’s calling for unity among her fellow Americans.
“I think it’s easy for the Americans to get separated and angry but the important thing now is to stay unified and stay as one country and stay positive,” she said.