NEW YORK CITY -- Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, has posted his first message on Twitter since winning the election against Hillary Clinton.
His tweet echoed comments he made during his victory speech just hours earlier Wednesday morning.
“Such a beautiful and important evening!” Trump tweeted. “The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.”
Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016
His Twitter page has also been updated to recognize himself as "President-Elect."
Trump's tweet went viral within minutes of posting it at 6:36 a.m. In less than 20 minutes, it was retweeted nearly 15,000 times.
While praised by many, Trump's tweet was also quickly met by sharp criticism.
*except from everyone, wo is not a white american man— Erik Marquardt (@ErikMarquardt) November 9, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Hey Sir, I am a Muslim and I would to report a man working in the Oval office responsible for spreading hate speech— Farhan Khan Virk (@FarhanKVirk) November 9, 2016
@realDonaldTrump By forgotten man and woman are you referring to the closet racists who voted for you?— Jordan Kalish (@JordanKalish) November 9, 2016
@realDonaldTrump your entire campaign was about fear and hate. How will you bring anyone together?— Dan McLellan (@danmclellan) November 9, 2016
Can't wait for the impeachment hearing you crook @realDonaldTrump— Why @ Urp (@UrplePingo) November 9, 2016