“Just had a very open and successful presidential election,” Trump, 70, tweeted Thursday night. “Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
Hours later, he reversed his criticism.
“Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country,” he tweeted Friday morning. “We will all come together and be proud!”
New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and several other cities all saw major turnout from protesters who opposed the outcome of the election.
Protests continued into Thursday in much of the same cities, with thousands of protesters turning out in droves as the president-elect and President Barack Obama met Thursday morning, according to NBC News.
While demonstrations were mostly peaceful, there were scattered arrests made in California and Chicago.
In downtown Los Angeles, some protesters vandalized property with graffiti and launched fireworks, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In an earlier tweet, Trump also spoke about sitting down with the president inside the Oval Office Thursday.
“A fantastic day in D.C. Met with President Obama for first time. Really good meeting, great chemistry. Melania liked Mrs. O a lot!” he wrote.
Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday, just hours after Trump’s win, that he had called the president-elect to congratulate him and invite him to the White House for a meeting.
The president has promised to facilitate a peaceful transition of power to the president-elect.