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.
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/11/11/donald-trump-urges-protesters-to-accept-his-presidency-4-years-after-calling-for-revolution_n_12912128.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics