Donald Trump Tells Supporters Committing Hate Crimes in His Name to "Stop It"

The president elect gave his first interview since the election to 60 Minutes on Sunday night.

In the days since Donald Trump was elected president, a number of deeply troubling acts of hatred have been reported across the U.S., with Trump supporters targeting Hispanics, Muslims, women, homosexuals, and African Americans. In an interview Sunday with 60 Minutes — his first since winning the presidency— Trump spoked directly to the people committing these acts.

"I would say don't do it, that's terrible, because I'm going to bring this country together."

"They're harassing Latinos, Muslims — " 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl said.

"I am so saddened to hear that," Trump said, "And I say, stop it. If it helps, I will say this, and I will say it right to the camera: Stop it."

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Trump also expressed surprise at hearing that people were acting in this way. "I am so saddened to hear that," he said.

Later in the interview, Stahl mentioned that minorities feel frightened by a Trump presidency.

"I think it's horrible if that's happening," he said while casting blame on the media. "I think it's built up by the press."

Since ELLE.com first reported on the hate crimes following Trump's election, many more have surfaced.

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