In the cold and rain, Trump supporters await inaugural address

In the cold and rain, Trump supporters await inaugural address Friday, January 20, 2016. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Supporters of Donald Trump hope he can deliver a healing and unifying message in his inaugural address, but they were hesitant to offer predictions about a man who is, if nothing else, unpredictable.

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As they made their way toward the metal detectors leading to the north Capitol standing area on Friday morning, several inauguration attendees said they want to see the 45th president bring the country together.

"I think he can do it," a woman named Peggy said confidently.

Dave, another ticket-holder, said he had no idea what Trump might say, but he wanted to be there to hear it "because Trump's going to make America great again."

Jim, a Republican who was unenthusiastic about Trump personally, said he would have attended inauguration no matter who won.

"Trump was my 16th out of 16 candidates" in the GOP primaries, he admitted.

He wanted to hear Trump deliver "a unifying message about the United States."

"It's a great historical event and we support his policy and we're just happy to be here," said a woman named Holly.

She urged Trump to offer "something encouraging to the entire nation."

"But he'll be him, you know," she added.

For Elrie, a young woman from South Africa, the experience of witnessing the peaceful transfer of power was important, but Trump's campaign also appealed to her even before she came to the U.S.

"I think he can do very good for the country. I think a lot of people underestimate him for a lot of reasons and things he said," she explained.

She also has faith that his presidency is meant to be.

"God appointed him to be president of America."

Elrie would not even guess what Trump's message to the nation will be.

"You never know what he's going to say, right," she said. "I could say I want him to say this, but you don't know. He's unpredictable so at the end of the day you never know."

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