Not long after Donald Trump was announced as the 45th president of the United States after winning against Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, minorities across the country share their experiences of being harassed.
People on Twitter have shared their stories of fear and terror after being called names, physically hurt and threatened by Trump supporters shortly after his win.
Amidst protests against the results of the elections and calls for Trump to step down or be impeached, the newly-elected president now calls on his supporters to stop harassing minorities.
During Trump’s first TV interview after winning, Trump said he was “surprised” to hear that his supporters were attacking minorities as a show of support.
“I am so saddened to hear that,” Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes. “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it — if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”
Although Trump admitted to hearing “one or two instances” of hate crimes done by his supporters in his name, he said that he thinks it’s “terrible.”
“I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together,” Trump said.
The president-elect also commented on the massive anti-Trump protests happening all over the country.
“I think it’s horrible if that’s happening,” he said. “I think it’s built up by the press because, frankly, they’ll take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could’ve been there before.”
Trump added: “If I weren’t even around doing this, and they’ll make into an event because that’s the way the press is.”
On his pledge to hire a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton during his campaign, Trump appears to be less sure about it now that he has won.
“I don’t want to hurt them,” Trump said of the Clintons, whom he claims he has spoken with after his victory. “They’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them. And I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do ’60 Minutes’ together.'”