Donald Trump made an appearance on ’60 Minutes’ for their Nov. 13 special and discussed his controversial political rhetoric. The President-Elect revealed that he was ‘very surprised’ over the surge in hate crimes and told perpetrators to ‘stop it.’
Donald Trump, 70, may have won the Electoral College by a landslide, but he lost the popular vote by nearly 2 million votes to Hillary Clinton and many still feel he is unfit to lead because of his political rhetoric. When the businessman-turned-politician stopped by 60 Minutes on Nov. 13, Lesley Stahl addressed how there have been increasing reports of alleged hate crimes, violent language towards minorities, swastikas appearing, hijabs being ripped off women’s heads and more. Donald said, “I am very surprised to hear that. I think it’s a very small amount.” She gave him the opportunity to address the perpetrators, to which he responded, “stop it.”
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 14, 2016
Of course, Donald also had to address the Electoral College system, since it’s been a major controversy. Even more so, since he continuously claimed the system was rigged throughout his campaign. Many voters recall how he once admitted that he might not believe the results of the election. Donald told Lesley now, “I’m not going to change my mind just because I won. But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win.”
Protests continue to rage on in big cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, so the country is still very divided. He responded to the uproar saying, “Don’t be afraid,” to those on the streets and to all Americans who worry about his presidency. Donald last addressed the topic on Nov. 11, via Twitter. “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!” Although the President-Elect did credit social media for his historic win, he admitted that his use will take a backseat in the future. “If I use it at all, I’m going to do very restrained.”
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