California Congressmen reflecting on what Trump presidency will mean for California

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Congressman Devin Nunes said Trump showed he was invested too by making two stops, focusing both times on agriculture. (KFSN)

As major Californian cities protested and rejected the idea of a Donald Trump presidency in the Central Valley, the reaction was calmer-- many even receptive to the change in power.

"I think you are going to see a guy who's working a lot because he really wants to fix America's problems," said Rep. Devin Nunes, (R) Tulare.

Less than 40-percent of California's may have voted for Trump, but in the Valley, farmers poured time and money into the Republican's campaign.

Congressman Devin Nunes said Trump showed he was invested too by making two stops, focusing both times on agriculture.

"At least we're not going to have a president who's blaming our water crisis on global warming. We'll have a president that understands it's because infrastructure is not being used."

Some local Democrats also believe voters should give the new president a chance. Hopeful he will fix the Valleys biggest problem-- water.

"I think they are willing to take a fresh approach. We may get past some of the barriers that in the past prevented us from repairing our long broken water system," said Rep. Jim Costa, (D) Fresno.

But many families continue to be turned off by Trump's immigration policy and his famous talk about building a wall. Something both Nunes and Costa said they will fight for.

"What person in the Valley wouldn't support deportation for people committing crimes, in terms of deporting people who are here working, absolutely not. We have to come up with a way that we can solve the problem," said Nunes.

With Republicans controlling Congress and the oval office, both sides believe the Valley's thirst for water is closer to being quenched.

"I'm hopeful the gridlock we've seen in the past we can get by. There should be no excuses now," said Costa.

We did ask Congressman Nunes if he would take a position in the Trump administration. He said he is happy where he is now and wants to focus on passing health care reform.
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