New York: Twitter users have flooded the micro-blogging website with calls to “assassinate” the President-elect Donald Trump and the US authorities were probing the threat, media reported on Saturday. Some posts called for both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to be assassinated, and there’s even an #AssassinateTrump hashtag.
A user wrote that the “only” remaining question after the historic and polarizing election is who will “assassinate” Trump. Last weekend, Trump was rushed off a stage in Nevada where Secret Service agents took action after an unidentified individual shouted “gun” in front of the stage.
Meanwhile, thousands of people all across the US continued to march down streets and interstates opposing Trump’s victory in the presidential election. More demonstrations were expected through the weekend, according to the authorities.
Trump tweeted twice about the protests. On Thursday, he said, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
On Friday, he said: “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last (Thursday) night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”