Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's trying to remain calm and constructive as she braces for how the Democratic-led state will fare under the administration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
The governor told reporters Tuesday she's waiting to see if how Trump governs will match his campaign rhetoric.
She is concerned about rollbacks of health care policy and civil rights, but she's encouraged by Trump's promise to improve infrastructure. She says she hopes the Trump administration will preserve job training programs that have been a priority of her administration and President Barack Obama.
She says she won't compromise on values and it's time to fight harder for important causes. She says she's spent the past week hugging and trying to reassure her kids, staff, fellow churchgoers and others.