Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the outcome of the election was “unbelievable” and that he was “not surprised” by the results.
“I cannot believe that @HillaryClinton would win the presidency,” Trump wrote in the first tweet in the three-day, 24-hour span since the election.
“I can not believe that any woman who is running for president would be treated so unfairly.”
The tweets come amid widespread anxiety over the election results, which many Americans have seen as the most significant in decades and a reflection of how many Americans feel about the future of the country.
“It’s like they are trying to say, ‘We didn’t get enough votes, we need to get more votes,'” said Chris Wray, a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a former senior White House official under President Barack Obama.
“And it’s just a really strange way of handling the situation,” he added.
“This is not normal,” said Richard Aborn, an associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.
“The fact that people have this feeling of unease, that they are being told they’re not going to get it, is unprecedented in American history,” Aborn said.
“People don’t have that in the rest of the world.
They are afraid.
And the fear is real,” he said.
Aborn said the results are also “deeply troubling” because it’s a “hugely important, consequential election.”
“The election is going to affect a lot of things in terms of the direction of this country,” he continued.
“It’s going to impact the direction and the directionality of the federal government.
It’s going have an effect on the way our economy is going.
It has an effect in terms in how the country is governed.
It is going have a big effect on our politics.”
Wray said it’s not uncommon for people to experience anxiety about the election, especially when they’re trying to make sense of the result.
“There are certain ways of being anxious about the outcome, but you need to have a sense of perspective,” he explained.
“That is why you don’t do it in a panic mode.
You try to get to the bottom of what’s going on and see if you can figure out what’s causing the anxiety.
That is the way to do it.
That’s the way you know you’re dealing with the issue.
It just takes time.”ABC News’ Dan Abrams contributed to this report.ABC News first reported this story.