‘I used to be glad to see what occurred yesterday,’ mentioned one Trump supporter. One other caller mentioned, ‘Properly, the excellent news is, democracy prevailed!’
DALLAS — WFAA viewers expressed their disgust, their anger, their frustrations and their unchanged political loyalties when requested for responses to the occasions and chaos surrounding the Electoral School vote in Washington, D.C.
We requested viewers to name us on a cellphone line previously opened to solicit good news. This time, the cellphone calls have been decidedly completely different.
“I’m completely sick over what occurred,” a girl named Carol mentioned in a voicemail. “It’s horrifying. It simply makes me tremble.”
“I am so mad I am unable to hardly assume,” a girl in her 90s mentioned. “Boy, I am mad.”
“My coronary heart is damaged,” mentioned one other caller. “It was completely revolting. It was disgusting. It was embarrassing to our nation.”
In a number of hundred voicemails to WFAA, numerous viewers blamed each President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz for the mayhem within the nation’s Capitol Wednesday.
“If there’s a method to put Trump in jail I might be very blissful to see that,” one viewer mentioned. “And so far as I am involved Ted Cruz might be his cellmate.”
“As a Texan, to see Cruz’s half on this, it is extra than simply unhappy. I want him gone. He wants to only resign,” mentioned a girl in her 70s. “The president must be handcuffed and brought out of the White Home at this time and never one minute later.”
And dozens upon dozens of you noticed a black and white divide within the pictures from the district.
“It was a transparent demonstration that we reside in two completely different Americas,” mentioned one man.
“A blatant instance of white privilege,” mentioned a girl who recognized herself as an African American doctor right here in North Texas. “You get to sit down at Nancy Pelosi’s desk and also you’re by no means arrested.”
“If that had been black and brown people it might have been extra useless individuals mendacity on the street than you possibly can depend,” one other viewer mentioned.
However undaunted assist for the president got here via loud and clear in a few of these cellphone calls too.
“It’s not the fault of Ted Cruz or Donald Trump,” one Trump supporter mentioned. “It is the individuals which are there.”
“I used to be glad to see what occurred yesterday,” one other Trump supporter mentioned. “I feel there’s going to be a civil warfare taking place right here fairly quickly. As a result of it was a fraudulent election. It was stolen.”
As for the seek for excellent news, there have been feedback from viewers looking for a silver lining.
“I am unsure about excellent news,” one lady mentioned. “The excellent news is from Georgia. I am grateful for that.”
“Properly the excellent news is, democracy prevailed,” added one other viewer. “However after the shenanigans of Ted Cruz, he must lose his job. And that might be the perfect information ever.”
A handful of cellphone calls give us a glimpse of the conversations, and the political crises nonetheless to return.
“I am hoping for higher days,” one other caller mentioned.
Each cellphone name appeared to agree with that.
“God Bless us,” one remaining caller mentioned. “God assist the USA of America.”