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With one of the most turbulent campaigns in political history now over, Donald Trump is vowing to unite the country. (WPVI)

With one of the most turbulent campaigns in political history now over, Donald Trump is vowing to unite the country.

The question is, can the ultimate political outsider heal the rifts that some say he perpetuated?

Action News talked to some of the groups who feel they will be negatively impacted by the president-elect.

For those at 9th and Washington, a Trump victory is more than unsettling.

Gabriel Brabo has been in the U.S. for decades.

"I feel worried about other people, Spanish people, immigrants like me," Brabo said.

He is now scared achieving his American dream could turn into a nightmare.

Immigration attorney Edwin Colon told Action News, "We're hoping he works with the immigrant population and he allows some of them to stay and the only ones he wants to deport are the ones who have committed crime."

Deja Lynn Alvarez runs the LGBTQ Home for Hope and fears gains made in her community will be forever lost.
"We had such a good momentum built up and we thought we were really on a good path, and now with this happening, it's going to come to a complete stop," Alvarez said.

But Ahmed Soliman, once head of the Muslim Lawyer's Association in New Jersey, is optimistic.

Soliman says Trump's harsh tone has helped Muslims.

"For the first time, people don't think of a terrorist when they think of a Muslim American. They think of a Gold Star family, Khizr Khan and his family; for the first time, people in reaction to Donald Trump have actually come to our defense," Soliman said.

But there are worries about what the next four years may bring.

Planned Parenthood tells Action News health centers nationwide, including Pennsylvania, have seen a surge in requests for IUDs Wednesday, due to Trump's aggressive stance to limit women's health care.

Trump says he plans to be a president to all Americans.
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