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Donald Trump Tells People Harassing Minorities To 'Stop It'

Reports of racially charged incidents spiked almost immediately after the election.
Posted at 8:50 AM, Nov 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has spoken out about the people harassing minority individuals in his name.

In an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump tells those people, "Don't do it."

"I will say this, and I will say it right to the camera — stop it," Trump said.

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Reports of racially charged incidents across the country started almost immediately after Trump's election. 

Vandals spray painted white supremacist and homophobic graffiti on buildings. Someone drew swastikas on a New York college campus. Black students at the University of Pennsylvania were added to a group text containing threatening messages.

Reports of physical and verbal harassment have come in, too. A man reportedly threatened to set a University of Michigan student on fire if she didn't remove her hijab.

And students at a middle school in Michigan started chanting "build that wall" during a lunch period, in reference to Trump's plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Interviewer Lesley Stahl asked Trump what he would say to the people who are scared. The president-elect said, "I would tell them don't be afraid."