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Trump to supporters: stop harassing minorities

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>> We reject the President-elect!>> Over the weekend, thousands in cities across the country took to the streets to protest America's new President-elect. In cities like New York, LA, Chicago and Washington DC, distraught voters decry Trump's divisive campaign rhetoric that many say have led to a recent spike in reported hate crimes.
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In the days following Trump's victory, there have been numerous reports across the country of racially and religiously motivated attacks on minorities, many supposedly perpetrated by Trump's supporters.>> A male attacker came behind me, pulled on my scarf, and my scarf is tied around my neck so it caused me to choke.
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>> Trump, Sunday, finally weighing in to condemn the attacks on CBS's 60 Minutes, saying he was saddened to hear about it and telling his supporters harassing minorities to quote, stop it. Countless reports have emerged online of instances of racial intimidation and harassment, including assaults on women wearing hijabs, racist graffiti and bullying of immigrant children, according to civil rights groups.
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As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to ban and surveil Muslims, and railed against Latinos for taking American jobs. Critics say his coded language of resentment emboldened white supremacists and anti-Semites. Since the election, Trump has made calls for unity, but his recent appointment of ultra right-wing Editor Steven Bannon, who got a Breitbart shift into a form for the alt-right, will do little to assuage the fears in vulnerable communities.
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>> Go away! Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Donald Trump, go away!>> Meanwhile, huge crowds have marched in the streets for days to condemn his promises to, among others, ban Muslims, deport millions, and punish women for getting abortions.