Since last week’s elections, there have been increasing reports of hate crimes in communities across the nation. Yesterday, the FBI reported a rise in hate crimes in the U.S. last year. They were up by 6.8 percent overall, more than 5,800 hate crimes, including a dramatic surge against Muslims in this country, 257 reports last year alone. That’s up 67 percent.
Since the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported there have been more than 400 incidents of harassment or intimidation.
President-elect Trump was asked by Lesley Stahl about the rise in reports on “60 Minutes.” That aired Sunday.
DONALD TRUMP (R), President-Elect: I’m very surprised to hear that. I hate to hear that. I mean, I hate to hear that.
LESLEY STAHL: But you do hear it.
DONALD TRUMP: I don’t hear it.