MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As shockwaves of President-elect Donald Trump reverberate around the country, Sen. Al Franken says he is skeptical, but hopeful, for what’s to come.
The Minnesota Democrat says he’s willing to work with Trump on infrastructure, mentioned in the Republican candidate’s victory speech, but hopes Trump will come to terms with some of the rhetoric used throughout the campaign.
“Hopefully, going forward, he said in his latest statement he wants to be the president for everybody. And if he wants to do that, I think he might have to change some of what he says,” Franken said.
Franken said he was disappointed by Tuesday’s election results, but hopes he’s proven wrong about Trump.
“This is going to be a challenging time, but it’s a time for us to work together on accomplishing things we agree on,” Franken said. “The democracy will survive.”
He also discussed the protests occurring throughout the country.
“There is a right to protest in this country and as long as it’s peaceful, its people’s right to do,” he said.