Trump: 'professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters' proving supporters' point

President Donald Trump listens as he is introduced during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump is striking a different tone in a tweet Friday following this week's violent protest in Berkeley. He said, "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to make America great again!"

On Thursday, the president slammed UC Berkeley in a tweet for the protest and threatened to pull federal funding to the nation's top public university.

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There were three arrests during Wednesday's protest. Campus police say none were students. One person was arrested for blocking officers trying to break up the skirmish.

The two others are charged with assaulting two students from the Republican group that invited Milo Yiannopoulos, whose speech was canceled.
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