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Locals react to Trump takeover
Donald Trump delivers a speech during the presidential inauguration ceremony Friday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Sipa via AP Images)
MONROE - As Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, people worldwide looked to Washington, D.C. to see what he, the most powerful person in the free world, will do next. In Monroe on Friday, local citizens were eyeing the incoming president with a mixture of apprehension and tentative hope. Marlea Johnson, Browntown Marlea Johnson said she hopes Trump "will be able to unite this country," referencing the bitterly divided presidential campaign that dominated the U.S. since 2015.