In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday night, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem rep: Trump can't deliver on promise because of Russia probe Trump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Trump: 'I won't say' that I should be on Mount Rushmore MORE said he had not heard reports of an increase in racial slurs and threats against minorities since his election.

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“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.

Lesley Stahl asked the president-elect if he had a message to people reacting violently to the election results.

“I would say don't do it, that's terrible, because I'm going to bring this country together.”

When pressed by Stahl about harrasment of Latinos and Muslims, 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.’

On Thursday,the New York Times called on Trump to denounce acts of violence and vandalism against minorities that have popped up in the U.S. since his election.