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Conway to protesters: Listen to Trump's victory speech
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Donald Trump blasted protesters over Twitter on Thursday

During the campaign aides had lowered his internet profile

Washington CNN  — 

Nine hours after accusing the media of inciting professional protesters, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday morning, praising those same protesters who have come out in the thousands to demonstrate against his election as having “passion for our great country.”

“Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!” Trump tweeted.

But the evening before, the President-elect took to Twitter to call the widespread protests around the country against his presidential victory “very unfair.”

On Thursday night, Trump tweeted, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

That was Trump’s first comment railing against the media since he earned the title of President-elect early Wednesday morning.

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The tweets also come after The New York Times reported his aides took control of his Twitter account during his presidential campaign hoping to tame his controversial Internet presence. They also come after he’s struck a conciliatory tone in both his victory speech and meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday.

US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.  / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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For many Americans, Trump’s victory is one they refuse to accept. Protesters chanted “Not my president” in rallies coast to coast.

Asked about the protesters, Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, defended his ability to unite the country, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper that protesters should listen to his victory speech.

“I would just commend the protestors to listen to Donald Trump from his victory speech, where he said, ‘I will be a president for all Americans, including those who did not support me and who don’t support me,’” she said on “Anderson Cooper 360.” ‘