‘Trump Was Right,’ Says Suspect in Attack on Homeless Hispanic Man
One of two Boston brothers accused of brutally beating a 58-year-old homeless man in Boston early Wednesday said he was inspired in part by Donald Trump. Scott and Steve Leader pleaded not guilty to beating and urinating on the man, and are being held without bail. “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” Scott Leader allegedly told police after his arrest. He had already served a year for a hate crime against a Moroccan man after the 9/11 attacks, and he allegedly punched a Muslim man after the Boston Marathon bombings. After he was told of the assault, Trump said “it would be a shame... 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.” His previous comments conflated Hispanic immigrants with rapists, and called for a wall between the United States and Mexico.