After weeks of acting "presidential," Trump went back to ripping into the mainstream media during his victory tour Thursday night. The tour kicked off in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is set to swing through more of the states he won.
In mocking tones, he echoed some of the electoral predictions of the press that turned out to be wrong:
"You cannot get to 270," the dishonest press. "There is no road." Folks, how many times did we hear this? "There is no path to 270!"
Trump then went through a list of other people to mock as well, including Evan McMullin, the "never Trump" conservative candidate who ended up taking third in Utah after many polls showed him with a chance of winning the state.
The media have already taken notice:
Crowd at Trump rally boos the "dishonest press" for 20 straight seconds https://t.co/wn8OicRwDG— Anderson Cooper 360° (@Anderson Cooper 360°)1480641188.0
Many observers are criticizing this return to the "let Trump be Trump" days, wondering if this is what we are to expect from the president-elect. During the primaries, Trump stated that he would be the most boring president after winning, but this might be a signal that we're going to get more of the old Trump tone resounding from the Oval Office.