How Donald Trump Is Trying to Act More Presidential

November 11th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

After a brutal Presidential campaign filled with divisive comments about racial and ethnic minorities, Donald Trump promised in his victory speech to be a president "for all Americans." A pair of tweets sent by the president-elect between Thursday night and Friday morning showed how difficult his path from divider to uniter might be.

On Thursday night, Trump responded to the protests calling the angry people "professional protesters incited by the media."

Donald Trump tweets about protesters.

About nine hours later, Trump tweeted that he loves the fact "small groups of protesters" have "passion for our great country."

Donald Trump tweets about protesters the next morning.

Twitter users noted the consecutive tweets' big change in tone.

Two days before the election, the New York Times reported that the Trump was struggling to stay "on message" before voters hit the polls.

“I’m on message,” Trump told a Times reporter. “I’m not playing around. In fact, I’m a little nervous standing here talking to you even for just a minute.”

His own campaign aides reportedly took his Twitter account away to avoid a rant that could derail the election.

"Aides to Mr. Trump have finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully — and often counterproductively — savage his rivals." wrote the Times.

However an advisor denied that report.

“No one is taking away his Twitter. He’s his own man,” Trump’s senior adviser Boris Epshteyn told USA Today the day before the election.

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