FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville and Fort Bragg are reacting to the Election Day’s surprising upset win by Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton carried Cumberland County with a little more than 70,000 votes, nearly 20,000 more than Trump.
Trump’s military plan includes adding 80,000 more Army soldiers, additional healthcare resources for veterans, ordering an audit of the Pentagon’s books and a more aggressive approach to defeat ISIS.
“While it’s nice to strengthen DoD, we don’t want to strengthen DoD at the expense of other programs that are necessary for our country,” said Michael Banks.
Banks retired from the military last month after 20 years of service.
Banks said as Trump has gone back and forth on certain issues, its unknown how military force will be deployed overseas.
“The question is whether or not he has the right temperament to pick and choose the battles that we should be involved in,” Banks said.
Others CBS North Carolina spoke with are also still curious to learn about the president-elect’s plan to achieve his goals involving the military.
“It’s his job as president to work toward common goals and decide what’s best for this country,” said Fayetteville resident Rudy Smith.