“Very unfair!” Donald Trump responds to nationwide protests over his presidential victory

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Less than 48 hours after all the polls closed, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to call the widespread protests around the country against his presidential victory “very unfair.”

Trump tweeted, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

This is Trump’s first comment railing against the media since he earned the title of President-elect early Wednesday morning.

This tweet also comes after The New York Times reported his aides took control of his Twitter account during his presidential campaign hoping to tame his controversial Internet presence. It also comes after he’s struck a conciliatory tone in both his victory speech and meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday.

For many Americans, Trump’s victory is one they refuse to accept. Protesters chanted “Not my president” in rallies coast to coast.

Asked about the protesters, Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, defended his ability to unite the country, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper that protesters should listen to his victory speech.

“I would just commend the protestors to listen to Donald Trump from his victory speech, where he said, ‘I will be a president for all Americans, including those who did not support me and who don’t support me,'” she said on “Anderson Cooper 360.”

She continued: “I also would tell them please look at what happened today. Less than 36 hours after being elected president of the United States, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, our next first lady, went down to Washington and met with President and First Lady Obama. And I think people should really echo what happened today in Washington. It was a great meeting.”

“I’m telling you, Mr. Trump was just very happy with the meeting today,” Conway said about the meeting.

Conway also wouldn’t say when asked whether she was offered a position in Trump’s administration.

“That’s between President-elect Trump and me at the moment. And to be frank with you, I’m not that focused on me,” she said. “We have transition of government to form.”

6 comments

  • liberty

    Paid to cause trouble just like before. Start putting the people behind the protests in the news and jail, but I guess that isn’t news worthy. Soros has the wallet open again for paid thugs to be bused in. Wikileaks needs to get some info on this.

  • liberty

    This is a ploy to let Obama use Martial Law to stay in power. The Republic must be aware of all the back stabbing going on.

  • Joe the cook

    Since Trump won I’m considering a celebratory steak for dinner. Not sure if I should choose a thick Ribeye or a NY strip. Ribeye tends to have a more marbling and tastes great. I’m going to top it with course salt and let it sit for a bit to leach out the water, remove salt then rub a little olive oil and other seasoning, not too much. Pan sear it for 5 minutes in a cast iron on high then flip it and throw it in the oven for additional 5 min at 400. Pull that baby out and let it sit for a few minutes before carving. I will be savoring the steak as I watch imbeciles outside marching around, I guess they must not have a job.

  • Laura

    Here we go these are the same whinning babies that cause trouble. Really Hillary didn’t win so the best idea you people can come up with is riot, fighting the police, and breaking into hard working people’s businesses, and burning cars all around the country. You people are the problem that’s why your candidate didn’t win the rest of the countries tired of paying for your problems. If you have time to riot get a job or a 2nd job or go home take care of your kids. If Obama has any backbone left he should send the national guard into all rioting cities and send you all home.

Comments are closed.