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The morning of Trump's second full day in office was marked by his prominent Twitter presence. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter) The morning of Trump's second full day in office was marked by his prominent Twitter presence. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter)
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(RNN) - On his second full day as president, Donald Trump used his prominent Twitter presence to comment on the protests that took place across the country over the weekend.

It answers the question of whether Trump will continue to tweet as he has in the past now that he is president. At an inaugural ball Friday night, Trump asked the crowd if he should keep using his Twitter account and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Now, he's made good on those hopes.

Trump said, "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."

But that wasn't his first thought on the gatherings that dominated the news coverage of his first full day in office.

A little over an hour and a half before sending that statement, Trump tweeted a missive questioning whether the protesters had voted.

"Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly."

Trump lost the popular vote in the November election by more than 2.5 million votes.

Trump also used his social media platform to continue to tout the size of the crowd that saw his inauguration. He lashed out at the media Saturday and press secretary Sean Spicer addressed the media Saturday afternoon to decry the coverage of the crowd.

Spicer shared information with the press regarding the inauguration that was quickly debunked by numerous outlets.

Shortly after saying no one had any numbers to support audience estimates, Spicer called it the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.

Trump posted, "Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!"

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