[Ed. – He won’t ask the protesters to be silent either. But no one suggested he should do that.]
President Obama won’t try to call off protests against Donald Trump, he said Thursday, ignoring pleas from the president-elect’s advisers to denounce the nationwide demonstrations.
“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world. …
The mostly peaceful demonstrations have featured people chanting and holding up signs that say “not my president.” Marches in Indianapolis and Portland, Ore., however, have turned violent.