Donald Trump Demands Protesters Accept His Presidency, 4 Years After Calling For ‘Revolution’

That comes despite repeated uses of violent language toward peaceful protesters during his campaign bid.

In February, Trump threatened to punch a demonstrator in the face and less than a month later told a rally in Iowa: “If you see somebody ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them. I will pay for the legal fees, I promise.”

President Obama has intervened since the recent election, saying he will facilitate a “peaceful transfer of powers”.

But Trump’s comments urging all voters to accept his mandate show he had a remarkably different attitude to the election result in 2012. 

Following Obama’s re-election, the self-touted billionaire fired out a stream of vitriolic tweets, which, amongst other things: 

  • Called the election system ‘phoney’
  • Said the contest was a ‘total sham and travesty’
  • Suggested people should ‘march on Washington’ and ‘have a revolution’

Here’s that Twitterstorm in full.

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