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He's back. Trump tweets, accuses media of inciting protesters

Technically Incorrect: If you thought being president-elect might change Donald Trump's Twitter habit, think again.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Oh, Twitter. I just can't quit you.

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Donald Trump has redefined what it means to be a presidential candidate.

Will he now redefine what it is to be a president?

I merely wonder because since he won the election, Trump has taken pains to act presidential.

Some, therefore, might have assumed that he would refine his Twitter tone and presence, once so robust and unvarnished.

After all, it had even been reported that he'd had his Twitter privileges revoked in the last days of the campaign -- something that made the current president chuckle.

However, on the same day that Trump met the president he was back on Twitter. And he was complaining.

In a tweet emitted on Thursday night, the president-elect bemoaned the protests currently occurring in New York and elsewhere.

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election," he tweeted. "Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"

It's unclear how Trump knows that the protesters are professionals. (And if they are, who's paying them?)

Even more curious is the notion that they're being incited by the media. Can it be that multiple media organizations are pleading with people to march the streets and shout "Not Our President!" -- as well as nastier things more appropriate for, say, a presidential debate?

Moreover, it's surely not beyond imagining that some are upset by Trump's election. A little more than 25 percent of those who were eligible to vote actually chose him.

This would suggest, given the divisive nature of the race, that there would be sizable numbers of non-professional protesters who might have wanted to vent a little -- a concept with which many Twitters are familiar. It's also a concept that, had they lost, his own supporters said they would have followed, complete with muskets.

Saddest, perhaps, is the notion that such protests are, to Trump, unfair. Being president means witnessing -- and dealing with -- many things that may seem deeply unfair.

I suspect that everyone's notion of fairness will be severely tested over the next year or two.