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Trump Returns to Twitter, Condemns Protests, Then Changes His Tune


Donald Trump returned to his favorite social media account Thursday night as the anti-Trump protests raged across the nation.

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Trump posted Thursday night: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

But on Friday morning, he appeared to do an about-face, praising the passion of the protests.

Thousands took to the streets in Portland, Oregon, where demonstrations quickly turned violent. Local businesses were vandalized in acts that cops called "unlawful" and "dangerous," and authorities officially declared a riot.

In New York City, things were much more peaceful in a second night of demonstrations outside Trump Tower.

They were there when the president-elect returned home from Washington, D.C., after meeting with President Obama at the White House.

He took to Twitter for the first time since stunning the nation with his election victory.

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A fantastic day in D.C. Met with President Obama for first time. Really good meeting, great chemistry. Melania liked Mrs. O a lot!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016

On Friday morning, Trump also said he would have a “busy day” in New York appointing people who will be involved in his cabinet.

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