. Blasts media, boycotters
The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expecting a huge turnout of people at his inauguration on Friday, January 20.He said that people are actually pouring into Washington DC to witness the historic event.
His expectation is contrary to suggestions in certain quarters that the inauguration of the 45th president will witness a low turnout.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that almost 50 Democratic Congress members have announced their boycott of the inauguration after civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis announced his.
He said he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president.
Several groups, including celebrities and civil rights organisations, are also mobilising to “shut down” Washington DC to protest some of Trump’s planned controversial policies and rhetoric during the campaigns and after winning the election.
A survey also projected Trump’s inauguration to be attended by about 800, 000 people compared with President Barack Obama’s record almost two million people.
“People are pouring into Washington in record numbers”, Trump tweeted,
“Bikers for Trump are on their way. It will be a great Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
“The same people, who did the phoney election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before,” Trump further tweeted.
He said his inauguration was not the first Lewis would boycott, recalling that he also missed that of former President George W. Bush.
“Sounds familiar!” Trump said on his Twitter handle.
The President-elect also accused the media of getting the survey and analysis wrong, recalling how their analyses and polls against his election failed.
“‘How Trump Won–And How The Media Missed It’” Trump tweeted, and then quoted a Breitbart story: “How Media covered Trump – without listening to him or his voters”.
The President-in-waiting also announced that he was already bringing jobs to the U.S. even before being sworn-in as president.
“With all of the jobs I am bringing back into the U.S. (even before taking office), with all of the new auto plants coming back into our country and with the massive cost reductions I have negotiated on military purchases and more, I believe the people are seeing ‘big stuff.
“Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.!” Trump tweeted.
…..I’ll be a tweeting president
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he has no plan to abandon Twitter after being sworn in on Friday. He will remain a tweeting president.
Trump’s election campaign was remarkably punctuated by a stream of Twitter messages, provoking many controversies. Now he has 20.2 million followers around the world, far less than the 80.6 million following Barack Obama in one of his accounts.
“Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it’s my only way that I can counteract,” said the Republican president-elect.
A New York businessman and former reality TV star, Trump often used Twitter during the campaign to communicate his views, including his sometimes scathing opinions of rivals. Since winning the November election, he has delivered a steady stream of tweets – often focused on countering critics.
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