The President-elect, who urged the country in his victory speech to get together despite differences, tweeted that the media was inciting protesters against him and called it “very unfair.”
Two days after winning the election and giving a conciliatory victory speech, US President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Friday and blamed the media for inciting people against him.
In response to the wave of protests which followed his unexpected victory, Trump tweeted, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair.”
In Portland, Oregon, demonstrations turned violent with locals carrying bats and causing destruction. Police urged protesters to disperse or face arrest. The state of Oregon has a majority of Hillary Clinton supporters.
Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said in an interview to CNN that she is certain of his ability to unite the country. “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,'” Conway said.
This tweet comes after The New York Times reported that Trump’s aides took control of his Twitter account hoping to tame his controversial Internet presence.