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Donald Trump Says the Protests Against Him Are "Very Unfair"

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After Donald Trump was announced the winner of the 2016 presidential election, thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in peaceful protest—something the president-elect says is "very unfair."
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Implying that the people protesting against him were professionals "incited by the media," Trump took to Twitter on Thursday night to air his grievances with the vigils and protests that have erupted across the country over the last couple of days.
_ "Just had a very open and successful presidential election," he wrote. "Now professional protestors, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"
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However, as many were quick to point out, protesting is a constitutional right—and those who disapprove of Trump being elected president are free to express it in exactly the way that they've chosen to. According to the First Amendment, Americans have the right to "peaceably" assemble, "and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
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Based on Trump's Twitter history, this appears to be something he's aware of. In fact, when President Barack Obama won re-election in 2012, Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage and encourage his followers to "march on Washington."
_ "We can't let this happen," he wrote. "We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!"
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We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
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Those protesting him are simply exercising the same right that he encouraged just a few years ago—and, as far as the Constitution is concerned, there's nothing unfair about it.

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