Donald Trump: Men Who Beat Up, Urinated On Homeless Latino Man Were Just “Passionate”

Two brothers from South Boston, Scott Leader and Steve Leader, were arrested on Wednesday after beating up and urinating on a homeless Latino man after a Red Sox game. The brothers claim that they targeted the man because he was Latino, and one of them told police, specifically, that they had been “inspired” by presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Via The Boston Globe:

According to State Police, the Leader brothers were on their way home from a Red Sox game when they found the victim sleeping near the John F. Kennedy/UMass stop on the Red Line.

He told police he was awakened by two men urinating on his face. He said they ripped away his blankets and sleeping bag, and started rummaging through his things.

“Next thing . . . he was getting hit in the face and head,” according to the State Police report. “He remembers being punched several times and hit with the metal pole.”

The man was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he remained in fair condition Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. The police report said he had a broken nose, bruises on his head, and a large bruise across his torso.

The brothers walked away from the scene laughing, a witness told State Police.

As if all of that is not horrifying enough, wait til you hear what Trump said in response. Although he said the beating was a “shame,” he followed that up with:

“I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

Well. I suppose “passionate” is one way to describe mercilessly beating a man half to death and then urinating on him! Not the term I would use, but I’m also not a horrible person. There are a lot of causes I feel passionately about – a lot – but somehow, none of them would cause me to beat someone with a metal pole and then urinate on them.

I also don’t think that beating up and urinating on homeless people is any kind of way to make a country “great.” I don’t think people do that because they love this country so much, I think they do it because they are assholes. I certainly don’t want to live in the kind of country that people like Steve and Scott Leader think would be “great.” Or that Donald Trump would, for that matter.

[The Boston Globe]

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