Trump supporters to attend inauguration and Women's March

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Albemarle County residents Richard Fox and Alexia Richards voted for Donald Trump, and they'll be in Washington, D.C. to cheer him into office on Jan. 20, but that's not the only reason they'll be in the nation's capital.

They also plan to attend the Women's March on Washington the following day.

"I think it's important for the country to come together and heal," said Fox. "Not only that but women's rights are just as equal and important to me as a bunch of these other rights that we fought for in this election."

As the owners of Roslyn Farm on Hydraulic Road, Fox and Richards host Airbnb guests, have horse stables and raise cattle for grass-fed beef among other things.

Fox said his role as a small business owner attracted him to Trump.

"I'm excited about the business end and his background in business and how that can better steer the country," he said.

But while the two consider themselves conservative, they said many of their friends are not, and they wanted to show solidarity. Richards also said she didn't see why the two events would be mutually exclusive.

"I'm a woman, and it makes sense to march and to stand for women's rights and to stand for people who feel disenfranchised by this election," she said.

She hopes others will cross the political aisle in coming weeks and months.

"I wish everyone would make an effort to move forward together instead of rehashing the past few months and everything that was said and done," she said. "Find a way to unite the country."



 
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