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Veterans welcomed the election of Donald Trump, who had made helping veterans one of his priorities. (FOX5) Veterans welcomed the election of Donald Trump, who had made helping veterans one of his priorities. (FOX5)
PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) -

Nevada veterans celebrating the new Veterans' Affairs outpatient clinic in Pahrump were buzzing about Tuesday night’s election results.

Those veterans attending the opening on Thursday were largely behind President-elect Donald Trump's win. Few of those veterans, though, admitted giving no support to the real estate mogul.

“He made some promises [to veterans] but no, (I) was not supportive of Donald Trump,” said Tom Waters, a Vietnam War veteran.

“I think Trump is probably going to be going to be the most amazing president we've had in this country,” said Don McCollum, another veteran.

Trump won the presidency after a months-long campaign rooted deeply in his support of veterans. Trump’s 100-day plan outlined a 10-point program to reform the V.A., including the expansion of health care to include access to private doctors.

“It's easier to fix what we already have and I see in Southern Nevada we've already done that,” Waters said, who added private care to the V.A. is an expensive solution. “We're getting better, so what I want him to do as president is to continue to fix it."

Andy Alberti, a veteran who supports Trump’s plan, said the people who fought for this country deserve the care of their choice when they come back.

“I think that's an important issue and whatever money they spend,” Alberti said. “We can't be sending people to risk their life and not do something to protect them once they get back.”

The new outpatient clinic in Pahrump provides services to veterans including mental health care, primary care and telecommunication consults.

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