When Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president, he quickly came under fire for making derogatory remarks about illegal immigrants from Mexico. Over the next year and a half, Trump would continue to cause non-stop controversy, which appears to be staying with him as he heads into the White House.

Trump on notice

One of the reasons why the election Donald Trump caught so many people off guard was because of the heavy criticism he received during his campaign. The billionaire real estate mogul was seen as an enemy of Hispanics, mostly due to his hard-line stance on immigration.

African-Americans voted overwhelmingly against him, as did most other minorities. At one point, Trump even proposed a Muslim ban, while also being open to "some form of punishment" for women who have an abortion if the practice was made illegal. With his critics accusing him of being ignorant when it comes to international affairs, Trump has been dealing with backlash that has only increased since his election. As reported by The Hill on January 14, Trump has now officially been labeled a "threat."

According to Human Rights Watch, a respected organization that conducts research on human rights, Donald Trump has been labeled a "threat to human rights." In a near-700 page World Report, Trump and his campaign were analyzed by the group, and the findings concluded that the president-elect is not on the right track, referring to his election as "fomenting hatred and intolerance" while "reject(ing) universal rights." Human Rights Watch warns that Trump and his upcoming presidency could lead to possible "tyranny," while threatening to put the "Human rights system at risk."

According to Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Trump's policies would "harm millions of people, including plans to engage in massive deportations of immigrants, to curtail women’s rights and media freedoms." Going further, the report includes terms that have become common use on the political left, accusing the former host of "The Apprentice" of promoting "xenophobia, racism, and misogyny."

Next up

While Donald Trump is considered a "threat" by the Human Rights Watch, he will soon become the next United States commander in chief on Inauguration Day. Though Trump is planning to celebrate his move into the White House, protesters from around the country are expected come together to voice their opposition to the incoming administration.