The number of reported hate crimes in the United States rose in 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected president, the second consecutive year the figures increased.

African Americans, Jews and Muslims were all targeted.

Last week, a Florida man was arrested after mail bombs were sent to some of Trump's high-profile critics. And on Saturday, 11 people were killed in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

So, who is to blame? And does Trump's rhetoric fuel the hate?

 

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests: 

Steven Rogers - member of the Trump for President advisory board and a former member of the FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force

Glenn Carle - former deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats at the CIA

Stosh Cotler - CEO of Bend the Arc

Source: Al Jazeera News