First Trump-Inspired Hate Crime

Brothers Scott and Steve Leader allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man because he was Hispanic. Scott Leader reportedly told police that he was inspired by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

You have seen that two guys in South Boston beat up and urinated on what they believed to be a hispanic homeless man yesterday, citing Donald Trump as their inspiration. It’s an example of what over-the-top xenophobic borderline hate speech can lead to. But a candidate cannot be responsible for what every violent loser does in reaction to their campaign. What makes this story more than a sick oddity though is Trump’s reaction. When asked about it, he issued a mild condemnation before quickly pivoting to how “passionate” his supporters are to make America great again. Check it out.

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