Local political experts discuss Trump’s win

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National security expert finds silver lining in Trump win

Millions of Americans anxiously watched the votes being tallied Tuesday night in one of the nastiest presidential campaigns our country has seen in recent history. 

Many voters on both sides were surprised when Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.

NewsChannel 9 talked to three local political experts: Bill Smullen, the director of national security studies at Syracuse University; Tim Byrnes, the chair of political science at Colgate University; and Tom Dadey, the chair of the Onondaga County Republican party, about Trump’s win. 

Byrnes discussed why so many people were shocked at the outcome and that that not as many Clinton supporters got out to vote as the campaign expected. 

Despite many Democrats speaking to the contrary, Dadey believes that Trump has the temperament to be president. 

Click the players to hear what they had to say. 

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