>> Less than 48 hours since winning the presidency and Donald Trump is already back to creating controversy on Twitter. After a second night of anti-Trump protests around the country, Trump tweeting Thursday evening, just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters incited by the media, are protesting.
Very unfair! His words immediately inciting backlash for being too self-centered and non-conciliatory. Particularly in light of hate crimes that have already been reported since his win. This UCLA law professor responding, straight out of the authoritarian's handbook: protesters are paid, media is partisan. Great start. The angry twitter-verse apparently forcing Trump to do a 180, Friday morning, with this.
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! Many thousands of protesters came out in at least ten cities, including New York, where Trump Tower is now fortified with large concrete barriers. How heavily Trump continues to rely on Twitter as his main form of communication remains to be seen.
For his visit to Washington with President Obama on Thursday, Trump broke with decades of historical precedent by not allowing a protective pool of reporters to travel with him. Forcing White House Correspondents Association president, Jeff Mason, also a Reuters reporter, to issue a letter urging Trump to let journalists do their jobs.
And warning that refusal to do so could, quote, leave Americans blind about his whereabouts and well-being in the event of a national crisis.