Brooklyn Republicans Applaud Trump’s Victory, Democrats Preach Unity

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In the wake of last week’s historic presidential election — in which Brooklyn overwhelmingly voted Clinton, with the exception of a few southern districts — the community and local politicians are still processing the results, but immediate reactions are polarizing.

While many in the Russian community in Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach celebrated the victory (the neighborhoods, which compose the 45th Assembly District, was one of only two Brooklyn A.D.s to go to Trump, the other being the 48th A.D. in Boro Park) others mourned the election’s results and Clinton’s loss. New Utrecht High School students we spoke with earlier this week expressed a fear of increased sexism and racism following the election while noting their school’s atmosphere was notably downtrodden the day after Trump won.

While many Democrats are taking to the streets in Manhattan protests or otherwise reacting with great upset and alarm, others are offering President-elect Donald Trump a chance, and emphasizing their faith in New York’s local pols and community to do the right thing.

Bath Beach resident Brian, who asked to go by only his first name, blamed the DNC for Trump’s victory, and expressed frustration with both major parties’ alienation of Americans.

“I believe that regardless of who is elected president, our community and New York City as a whole will remain a shining example of diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural tolerance,” he said, adding, “But I also feel the election of Trump reflects a huge economic and cultural divide that exists in our country, where average people are hurting financially.”

Councilman Vincent Gentile expressed a similarly positive call to unite, as well as a foreboding prediction of the future, in response to the election, stating “Regardless of the outcome, in the great American tradition, it is time to come together, to work together and take on the challenges and concerns we face as a nation.”

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer was a bit more blatantly negative in his response to Trump’s election. “Make no mistake,” he said in a press release, “this new administration, with a Republican-controlled Congress, will present major challenges. From a common-sense approach to immigration, to women’s health, to smart gun laws, to fair wages, and everything in between, we’re going to face obstacles on the issues that matter most to us as a City.”

On a slightly more upbeat note, he added, “New York City must continue to be a bulwark against hate and a model for all that America still can be.”

In Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam’s statement on the election, he avoided a direct response to Trump, instead applauding those who voted and encouraging his constituents to “get engaged in the weeks and months ahead in the continued work…to make all of our communities safer places where every one of us is able to raise healthy children and families.”

Republicans Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Congressman Dan Donovan were much more specific in their support of Trump, with Malliotakis expressing her hope that Trump will reverse rising healthcare premiums and remedy America’s $20 trillion debt, and Donovan lauding the silent majority being “silent no more” Kings County Politics reported.

  • Diane

    Shame on all of them who applaud his victory!

    • Edward Coluzzi

      Shame on you being so ugly!

      • Diane

        Not being ugly I am being truthful!

  • Mat50

    HRC and the Democratic party, for whom I voted my whole life, revealed themselves to be arrogant, hateful, traitorous, treacherous sell outs to the NWO/globalist cabal who would bankrupt this country in a New York minute. Glad the guy from Queens got elected for speaking the truth.

    • Dorothy Berman

      the truth? Mexicans are drug dealers? It is completely not true at all.

  • Cannabus Jeff

    Donald doc trump is the least experienced person to be elected in this country since 1920, a TV barker a racist, an immoral thug, a misogynist, an narcissistic bully, a psychotic lunatic. .A man who pays no taxes who molests women because he is rich, A man who loves Vladimir Putin for all you Russians, haters of human rights, Tell us about democracy in Russia, I hope all you dim bulbs are happy, let the rich take over our country.There is only one race, the human race & all you racists if you believe in heaven & hell guess where you are going. You better get ready, because only the righteous get into heaven, I guess dumb people love dumb jerks like themselves. To hell with all you pathetic asskissers. What happened to critical thinking?

  • Sean F

    Some time in the next four years, we will finally get a bigger oxymoron than “military intelligence”. That will be “Trumpcare”. Because Trump doesn’t… at least, not about anyone but himself.

  • Mat50

    there is a new word for a lot of peoples’ opinions: “post-truth”. Used to express the moaning and predictions of haters who ignore the facts as though they were optional, and to many, they are irrelevant to their drama. Fact is that the DNC has been selling out for cash and power for a long time. The Republican establishment is no better – which is why they all ganged up on the outsider. HRC has expressed her disdain dislike and arrogance around many other races – except when votes are needed or big money is offered. Her husband, the former president is no stranger to abuse of women either. Could either of them make it in the real world? What about that trail of dead bodies? Could they have amassed their foundation money on their own talent and government salary work? I wonder how many post truth pundits pay their own bills or provide for their own retirement. Or do they fear losing their place on the dependency train? Critical thinking? start with 2+2. Who is going to pay for the millions of illiterate, unskilled, unwilling to assimilate or honor our laws people who would flood our borders? Wise up,