FBI: More Hate Crimes Since President Trump Took Office

Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:28am
Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:43pm
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Official FBI statistics show that the number of hate crimes in the U.S. hit a five-year high in 2016.

There’s also been an increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents. Have they been driven — or at least influenced — by President Donald Trump’s comments and actions, providing cover, to some extent, for offenders?

Will Carless, reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, explored that in his recent piece "They spewed hate. Then they punctuated it with the president’s name."

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