Trump called for marching in the streets after Obama’s 2012 win
Protesting is fine to Donald Trump, as long as he’s not the one being protested.
Trump’s judgement on the protests…seems typically hypocritical considering his reaction to Obama’s reelection in 2012. On November 7th that year, Trump tweeted that US citizens should “march on Washington and stop this travesty,” and that the country needed to “fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice.”
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016
In one tweet that was recently deleted (but can be seen here and here), Trump even called for revolution, saying of Obama: “He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” He blamed America’s “phoney” electoral college system for the result, despite the fact Obama did not actually lose the popular vote — he beat Republican candidate Mitt Romney by 5 million votes.