Angelyn Dionysatos, President of the Atlanta Young Republicans, will be celebrating Trump’s inauguration this weekend.
“I wanted to be here because this is an incredibly exciting event,” Dionysatos said. “As a Republican, having our president be inaugurated is an incredible opportunity, a culmination of conservative values.”
It’s an honor to witness a peaceful transition of power from one president to the next, Dionysatos said. She said she thinks the protesters should try to look past their differences with the new president and try to work with Republicans to solve America’s problems.
“I would ask them to be open minded, to give Trump and [Vice President Mike] Pence and his administration a chance to be leaders of the country for all Americans,” she said. “I recognize that’s a difficult thing to do and if the shoe were on the other foot, it would be a challenge for sure, but I would ask people to let the administration get underway and come to the table with their ideas and try to be a part of it.
“You can protest from the outside or you can say, ‘Hey, I want to help. I believe in this country and I believe in what it stands for.’ And maybe there’s somewhere we can reach some common ground. I think that’s more effective than protesting.”