Donald Trump's Latest Tweet Flips on 'Professional Protesters'
They went from media stooges to passionate objectors.
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
November 11, 2016, 4:01 PM
• 5 min read
-- Donald Trump's victory speech and comments from the Oval Office this week showed his more restrained side in the wake of an election night upset, and his Twitter account seems to be following suit.
One example is a Thursday night tweet showing a flip in the way he addressed the people who are protesting the election, going from criticizing them to praising their passion in a span of 12 hours.
He initially complained about the "professional protesters" who he claimed were being "incited by the media."
But this morning he lauded the demonstrators' “passion for our great country.”
Also, the initial tweet stands in contrast to some of his previous statements about a “rigged” election process.
He praised the election as "very open and successful" but he doesn't acknowledge that he talked for weeks and months about the "rigged" election and electoral process. He regularly talked about voter fraud during his campaign speeches and urged his supporters to be on the lookout for suspicious activity because he said it was so corrupt.
He also frequently tweeted about the "rigged election."
And in a possible hint of things to come, Trump also updated his followers on his plans for the day.