Kris Wartelle , firstname.lastname@example.org 12:38 p.m. CST November 10, 2016
For one local couple, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential race was somewhat expected.
Monique and Tim Breaux were early supporters of the New York businessman, thanks in part to Monique Breaux’s professional association with the family. Breaux is the owner and principal designer of POSH Exclusive Interiors.
She has decorated several of Trump’s New York properties, including Tiffany Trump’s apartment, and works for the Trump Organization under Ivanka Trump’s direction.
“This is all so surreal,” Breaux said. “The best part is, working with the organization, we see the side of him that I think a lot of people saw last night. We are going to come together and make it better. Now, the world gets to see him like we see him — the businessman who makes things happen.”
Tim Breaux was named Trump’s campaign co-chairman for the state of Louisiana and has been the local contact person during the presidential race. For him, Trump was the best candidate to help Louisiana’s economy get back on track.
“I want him to create more jobs by initiating domestic drilling,” Tim Breaux said, “to open up steel plants and put people back to work. All of us in Louisiana are (connected) to the oil business. Without it, our economy becomes stagnant, in my opinion. I’ve had many conversations with Trump and his staff and the No. 1 thing we talk about is getting our economy stimulated.”
The Breauxs were at the Trump victory party Tuesday night held at the New York Hilton Midtown. The couple said they did not leave until well after 3 a.m. although they had been there since the early evening. They were able to meet several celebrity guests and supporters including Stephen Baldwin (brother of Alec Baldwin who portrayed Trump on Saturday Night Live) and Judge Jeanine Pirro, of the Fox News show "Justice with Judge Jeanine."
“It was electric,” Tim Breaux said. “No one left. They stayed until the last minute.”
“I had no perception of time,” his wife added.
As for what comes next, Tim Breaux said he will continue in his role as deputy chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana and will work in the upcoming run-off races for the Senate and the House.
Monique Breaux, a businesswoman and mother, said she has no idea what the future may hold once Trump is in the White House.
“I’m still doing design projects,” she said. “But it remains to be seen how this whole thing is going to unfold. Knowing Mr. Trump, I’m sure redecorating the White House quarters is low on his list of priorities. The No. 1 thing is to heal America. Let’s just heal and then anything is possible.”