Hours before President Barack Obama was elected for a second term of office, Donald Trump took a diplomatic stance on Twitter. "Whoever wins today, remember that tomorrow we still have a country struggling," he wrote. "Our work is not done until America is strong again."
Once the votes were tallied, however, the Celebrity Apprentice host was singing a much different tune. The business magnate fired off a series of angry tweets after Obama, 51, defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 65.
"Well, back to the drawing board!" Trump, 66, wrote. "We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided! Let's fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us."
A fired up Trump continued, "This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy! Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble. . .like never before."
The outspoken New Yorker — who famously asked for Obama's birth certificate and questioned his college records in the past — continued to vent his frustrations via Twitter, saying that "our nation is a once great nation divided" and "the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."
The Republican party kept control of the House of Representatives, which is essential for the nation's future, according to the multibillionaire. "Hopefully the House of Representatives can hold our country together for four more years," Trump told his 1.8 million followers. "Stay strong and never give up! House of Representatives shouldn't give anything to Obama unless he terminates Obamacare."
NBC News' Brian Williams, 53, mentioned Trump's Twitter tirade on-air Nov. 6. "Donald Trump, who has driven well past the last exit to relevance and peered into something closer to irresponsible here, is tweeting tonight," the jouranlist said, seeming exasperated. Williams then referred to a few of Trump's tweets before simply saying, "That happened,” and moving on to other news.
Trump himself once considered running for president, though he never followed through. "The country is so important, so vital that we choose the right person, and at this moment, I don't see that person," he explained on FOX News' Fox & Friends in May 2011. The following year, he officially endorsed Romney prior to the Nevada caucuses.
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