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Boston Men Beat Immigrant in Trump's Name; Trump Responds that His Followers are "Very Passionate."

Explains that his backers "want American to be great again."

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On Wednesday, Boston brothers Scott and Steven Leader allegedly beat a homeless Hispanic man outside of a public transit stop, reports the Globe. The 58-year-old victim suffered a broken nose and injuries to his chest. The attackers apparently also urinated on his face. And there's this:

Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.

"Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported," he allegedly told the police.

That is truly awful, but it doesn't indict Trump, however inflammatory his anti-immigrant language might be. And recall that during the press conference at which he announced his presidency, he said that Mexican immigrants are "bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists" before admitting, "some, I assume, are good people."

But here's how Trump responded at a press conference after being told about the attack:

"I haven't heard about that. I think that would be a shame, but I haven't heard about that. I will say the people that are following me are very passionate. They love this country, they want this country to be great again, and they are very passionate. I will say that."

Nothing says national greatness like pissing in a homeless man's face. Except maybe breaking his nose.

Trump is not responsible for the actions of the Leader brothers, but his response—and his general deportment during this bizarre press conference—leaves much to be desired. I'm guessing that virtually every conservative who is tripping balls over Trump blew his stack when Obama saluted with latte in hand or otherwise demeaned the office of the presidency. Because you know, propriety is a conservative value, unless it gets in the way of someone you kinda like who is really doing well in the polls and will make America great again while bullying people and showing zero empathy for people who have no right to be in this country in the first place, right?

Footage below of Trump's presser, in which he also engages questions about Heidi Klum and Megyn Kelly, too, and tells people to trust him on women's issues (because he will be "great") and the relative paucity of failure in his life. The question comes at 8.30 in.