He has since changed his tune, claiming in a tweet this morning that he can somehow harness this energy:
Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016
Perhaps somebody with two brain cells to rub together suggested to him that his earlier response was not the most, shall we say, presidential. Then again, Trump has a had of saying one thing and then saying something diametrically opposed to the previous utterance.
For example, Trump’s attitude towards protesters when Obama won in 2012 and his attitude toward protesters when he won in 2016, as pointed to by Miles Kahn, Executive Producer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:
Post-Obama win versus post-Trump win: pic.twitter.com/XyPhfNzbnN
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) November 11, 2016
Trump’s attitude toward anything is likely going to take some sorting out, not only by those trying to figure out what our President Elect is saying but by our President Elect himself.
Obviously, just insulting everyone is not going to work and Donald Trump is likely to remain a work in progress for a long, long time.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.