WILKES-BARRE -- Reporters from around the world -- Finland, Russia, France -- are visiting Wilkes-Barre. They want to find out from voters themselves why America chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.
We ran into a TV news crew who traveled to the U.S. from Paris, France. They've been traveling around a few states along the east coast for the last week and a half, and they finished their journey in Wilkes-Barre.
"We wanted to understand perhaps why people would vote for Trump," said Magali Barthes.
Barthes and her photographer are from LCI, in Paris, France. The Parisian reporter and her photographer were talking to people on Public Square, trying to figure why Democrat-heavy Luzerne County flipped its vote for Donald Trump.
"In France, we don't really understand this big phenomenon with Donald Trump," said Barthes.
After the election, Newswatch 16 talked to voters who said they voted for Trump because his message resonated with them. But Trump's French message did not appear to have resonated with the people of France.
"They have the impression that Trump is very dangerous. He didn't say very nice things about France in his campaign."
One of the people the foreign reporters interviewed is Carrol Centrilla.
"France really doesn't understand Americans, but I can understand why," said Centrilla.
Centrilla likes the idea that Trump may be perceived as dangerous. She says Trump is a true leader who will put America first.
"I think he's going to stand up to these other people and other lands."
But Barthes points out that Trump has a lot of work to do if he's going to live up to his campaign.
'''Make America Great Again' is a big, big promise and we're trying to understand what people mean by it," Barthes added.
The French TV news crew plans to air the story they captured here in Wilkes-Barre in the next couple of days.