Trump Tweets About 'Unfair' Protests

He blames the media; 'professional protesters'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 1:00 AM CST
Updated Nov 11, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Trump Tweets About 'Unfair' Protests
Protesters gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Ore. Thursday night.   (Mark Graves/The Oregonian/OregonLive.com via AP)

(Newser) – Looks like the honeymoon might be over: President-elect Donald Trump complained on Twitter Thursday night about "unfair" protests against him, which continued for a second night. "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" he tweeted in his first public comment on the protests. But his tune was changed by this 6am tweet, which read, "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!" The Washington Post notes that after President Obama was re-elected in 2012, Trump urged people to "fight like hell" and tweeted: "We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!"

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The Los Angeles Times reports that the many of the anti-Trump demonstrations around the country Thursday night were not as big as the protests on Wednesday, though some organizers say they are planning bigger rallies over the weekend. One city where things intensified was Portland, Ore., where police declared the protest to be a riot because of "extensive criminal and dangerous behavior," CNN reports. The BBC reports that protests remained largely peaceful in cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York City, where a crowd gathered outside Trump Tower for a second night. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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