Trump Delivers Message to Supporters on Alleged Racial Incidents: 'Stop It'
Donald Trump issued a call to his supporters to stop the alleged harassment of minorities following his election victory.
In his first sit-down interview since becoming president-elect, Donald Trump was asked by Lesley Stahl about alleged incidents in which his supporters had harassed Latinos and Muslims.
"I am so saddened to hear that and I say stop it, if it helps," he said before turning to look directly into the camera.
"I'll say it right to the camera. Stop it," said Trump.
"I will say this, and I will say right to the camera: Stop it." -- Trump addresses racial discrimination in wake of election pic.twitter.com/H22iS444s2
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 14, 2016
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports more than 200 incidents of "hateful intimidation and harassment" since Election Day, identifying allegations posted on social media.
The SPLC stated that the most common location of these incidents is at K-12 schools.
Trump told Stahl that he's seen a few of the reports about alleged harassment toward Hispanics, blacks and Muslims, but noted it's a "very small amount" of his supporters.
"I would say don't do it, that's terrible, because I'm going to bring this country together," he responded.
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