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[WATCH] Trump Tells Supporters to Stop the Slurs, Violence Against Minorities

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a flag as he arrives to a campaign rally at the University of Northern Colorado, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Greeley, Colo. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

In a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, Leslie Stahl asked President-elect Donald Trump about the reported attacks and hate crimes against minorities since he won the election last week.

“I am very surprised to hear that– I hate to hear that, I mean I hate to hear that,” Trump said. “But I think it’s a very small amount,” he added.

Stahl asked if he had a message for people engaging in this behavior. “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together.”

Leslie Stahl mentioned the hate crimes against Muslims and Latinos. Trump said: “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it– if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’”

https://youtu.be/dk_iJk183E0

Some of these reports have not been confirmed or have been debunked.

Neither President Obama nor Hillary Clinton has called for their supporters who are rioting around the country to stop.