Donald Trump is vowing to put “America First.” He delivered that pledge after being sworn in today as the nation’s 45th President at the U.S. Capitol.
Former Escanaba Mayor Judi Schwalbach was one of two Upper Peninsula delegates at the Republican National Convention last summer.
She described the atmosphere in Washington in an interview this afternoon with the Radio Results Network.
“Well, you’re sitting there, and the senators are walking in, and you can’t put words to it,” Schwalbach told RRN News. “You just can’t. And I’m standing here right now and I’ve got tall buildings all around me, and people are just celebrating. Some are protesting, and it’s just what America does every four years that makes us all so proud.”
In his inaugural address, which Schwalbach also attended, Trump told everyday Americans that they will “never be ignored again.”
Schwalbach says it has been a great experience.
“We met with Betsy DeVos (Education Secretary nominee) last night, and we met with Ronna Romney (state party chairman) last night, and had a wonderful party,” Schwalbach said. “Today, everybody is just out in the streets and it is crazy! I think the country is going to find itself, and buckle up your seatbelts baby, we’re gonna have one hell of a ride!”
Schwalbach was seated near the podium as the new president was sworn in, and she also saw Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, as the ceremony went on.
“She was standing there, and she and Bill came in, and we could see them, and it’s bittersweet,” Schwalbach said. “I felt bad for her, because they both worked very hard at gaining this. But there could be only one winner, and I’m very pleased that it was Donald Trump.”
Schwalbach has been involved in Republican politics on the local, state, and federal levels for more than two decades. She told RRN News that today one of the best experiences of her life.
Source: Radio Results Network