After Barack Obama gained a second term in office as a result of the U.S. presidential election Tuesday, business magnate and reality-television star Donald Trump went on a lengthy Twitter rant, calling in part for a revolution against Obama.
Now, in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Trump revealed he has “no regrets” about the rant.
“We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” Trump tweeted following the news that Obama had been elected to a second term.
The same night, he tweeted several other statements critical of the Obama administration, the American populace, and the Electoral College. His statements drew plenty of criticism in the media, especially from "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.
"The fact is that there’s a large group of people who like Donald Trump and what Donald Trump says. I have no regrets," Trump told Bloomberg Businessweek. "I’ve been well-received. I will have way over 2 million Twitter followers shortly."
Despite all the negativity surrounding him, Trump evidently feels good about what he tweeted.
After Trump’s election-night Twitter meltdown, NBC's Williams attacked Trump on-air, pointing out his increasing irrelevance.
Trump responded on Twitter with barbs such as “Brian, if I’m ‘well past the last exit to relevance’ how come you spent so much time reading my tweets last night?” And this: “Brian -- Thanks dummy -- I picked up 70,000 twitter followers yesterday alone. Cable News just passed you in the ratings.” And this: “Wouldn’t you love to have my ratings?
While a SignOn.org petition is calling for the department-store chain Macy’s to sever its relationship with Trump, he seems equally unconcerned about the 1,568 people protesting his involvement with Macy’s.
“We’re one of the hottest brands at Macy’s,” Trump told Bloomberg Businessweek. “One of the reasons it’s so hot is that they’re great ties.” And another is that “there is a large group of people who believe in what I say."
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.