Trump to those who may be using his win to threaten others: ‘Stop it’
Donald Trump on Sunday told those who may be using his win to harass minorities to stop it.
It was his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect.
“I am so saddened to hear that,” Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” when she said Latinos and Muslims are facing harassment. “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it — if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.'”
Trump directed his comments to his own supporters whom Stahl said have written racist slogans or chanted degrading messages — particularly in schools.
There have also been incidents where Trump supporters were harassed by those who oppose him.
It was a powerful appeal to a nation ripped apart by the divisive 2016 campaign.
Trump’s election has left Democrats angry and many minorities fearful about the future.
Trump also criticized the protests that have broken out in cities across the United States since his defeat of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.