On the second night of protests against his election, Donald Trump announced he felt the demonstrations were "very unfair!"
"Just had a very open and successful presidential election," he tweeted Thursday night. "Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" Thousands of demonstrators marched by Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, where Trump lives, and other protests are underway in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other cities.
There is no evidence any of the protesters in any of the cities are being paid or the media is inciting them, and Prof. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University says the protests aren't about not accepting the outcome of the election — they are about the concerns people have over his comments regarding Mexicans and Muslims. "Trump ran his campaign on very hateful and racially divisive rhetoric that is very worrisome for a lot of people," he told NBC News. "While the numbers suggest a certain mandate, you are not just the president of the people who voted for you, or the people who voted. You are now president of an entire nation of people." Prof. Alvin Tillery of Northwestern University said people's fears over Trump's policies give them "something to protest. We are a nation of protesters, and critics need to remember that."