SACRAMENTO -- It's a new day in America. A day these protesters never wanted to see.
"He's a misogynist, he's a serial liar, the list goes on," said protester Raymond Lee.
The group demonstrating at Sacramento's federal courthouse Wednesday didn't believe it was possible for Donald Trump to become president.
"All of us would agree that he doesn't represent us," said Answer Coalition organizer Jamier Sale.
Neither did Dave Leatherby, part owner of Leatherby's Family Creamery.
"I really thought that it was almost miraculous that Donald Trump pulled off a victory," said Leatherby.
The business owner wasn't completely thrilled with Trump. But he still supported the billionaire businessman.
"I was looking for a Donald Trump victory, and one of the main reasons is as a business man, especially here in California, I have seen the rise in regulations," Leatherby said.
It's a completely different sentiment from Leatherby's sister-in-law Karen Baker.
"This is a huge surprise to me. I'm in mourning. Even though I'm smiling, I'm in mourning!" Baker said.
Baker is a liberal Democrat who once worked for Bill Clinton, and she currently serves under Gov. Jerry Brown as the secretary of service and volunteering.
"I personally feel that he's got a very tough row to hoe," said Baker.
For some, this day is about reluctantly accepting that Trump will be president.
For others, it's about fighting that reality.
But one thing's for sure.
"I'm very hopeful that he will make our country better," said Leatherby.
When Trump takes office, Americans will be watching to see if he truly can make America great again.