Politics

Donald Trump's Key Message to Supporters

President-elect Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" on CBS to talk about his surprising presidential win, and he took a moment to directly address his supporters to give them an important message.

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The hotel magnate and former steak salesman was asked by Stahl what his thoughts and feelings were on the more than 200 incidents of violence, vandalism and harassment committed in the days following his win. 

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Atlanta, Georgia, told USA Today, "The white supremacists out there are celebrating his victory and many are feeling their oats." 

Trump's message to his supporters: 

"I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ‘cause I’m gonna bring this country together," Trump said after appearing to be shocked and surprised when Stahl informed him of these nationwide acts of violence. He went on to add: 

Lesley Stahl: They’re harassing Latinos, Muslims--

Donald Trump: 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.

Why did CBS sit on Trump's message to "stop it" for two days?

Though Trump's message to his supporters may seem a bit lackluster, many people were upset with CBS for sitting on this footage for two days. The interview was taped on Friday and aired on Sunday night. 

Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" on CNN did some investigating:

Check out Trump's full "60 Minutes" interview here.