Trump does about-face over protests

2017-01-22 19:14
(US President Donald Trump via Twitter)

(US President Donald Trump via Twitter)

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Washington - President Donald Trump has done a quick about-face about the protests against him that swept through Washington and around the world on Saturday.

Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy."

That came less than two hours after he first denounced the protests, which drew more than 1 million people. He tweeted he was "under the impression that we just had an election!" and adds: "Why didn't these people vote?"

While Trump is claiming these protesters didn't vote, that seems unlikely.

Trump won the vote in the Electoral College, putting him in the White House, but Democrat Hillary Clinton captured the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots.

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