Politics

Donald Trump Just Responded to the Protests Against Him

November 11th 2016

By:
Danielle DeCourcey

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has prompted protests in major cities across the country. 

Anti-Trump Protest

BREAKING: Protests erupt in Chicago.

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People upset that Trump won the presidency flooded the streets from New York to California on Wednesday and Thursday. 

"I wasn't politically active up until this point, and I really regret that," Josiah Case, a protester in Washington, D.C. told NPR. "So I just feel like now I've got to do something, even if that's just show the rest of the world that there are Americans who aren't OK with this."

On Thursday, Trump responded to the protests.

He blamed the media, said the protests were "unfair" and called the people in the streets "professional protestors." 

People on Twitter criticized Trump's response to the protest, saying it demonstrated a lack of composure. 

Some Twitter users noted that, as recently as 2012, Trump supported taking to the streets to protest the re-election of Barack Obama. 

Some Twitter users said the protests were damaging to the democratic process. 

Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. 

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