It’s easy to look at the pair of Boston brothers who allegedly beat a homeless man in a xenophobic attack apparently inspired by Donald Trump’s rhetoric and think, Wow... racist criminals. Donald Trump, however, is much more charitable than you or I.
According to the Boston Globe, Scott and Steve Leader—who both have “extensive criminal records”—began the attack by urinating on their homeless victim’s face while he was sleeping. Then they allegedly began punching him in the head and face and beating him with a metal pole, apparently because he made the mistake of being Hispanic.
And lest you think the men had no defense, they did: Scott allegedly told the arresting officer, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”
Told of the attack, which also left the man soaked in urine, Mr. Trump said at a news conference late Wednesday that it was the first he had heard of it.
“It would be a shame,” Mr. Trump said, before adding: “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.”
In the meantime, the brothers are facing felony charges. Still, it sounds like Donald Trump has their vote—as long as they’re not convicted before 2016.