President-elect Donald Trump broke the relative calm that had fallen over his often controversial Twitter account Thursday night to blame the demonstrations against his election victory on “professional protesters” who he says have been “incited by the media.”
“Just had a very open and successful presidential election,” Trump tweeted. “Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
He posted the tweet amid the second day of anti-Trump protests in cities across the nation.
The tweet dismissing the protests as being professionally orchestrated and created by the media (it’s not clear why the media would need to incite the protesters if they are professionals), seems to conflict with the conciliatory and unifying tone the president-elect had taken since his victory speech early Wednesday.
In fact, the tweet about the protesters came 9 minutes after another one describing his “great chemistry” with President Obama. “Melania liked Mrs. O a lot!” he tweeted.