It is no secret that Donald Trump has spoken out in favor of deporting illegal aliens in our country, particularly Mexicans who are living here illegally. However, Trump does not condone violence, and vehemently condemns the beating of a homeless Hispanic man in Boston, although some believe the act was spurred on by his immigration views.
When Trump first learned of the beating from the press, he had no knowledge of the incident, responding with a general comment.
“[The beating] would be a shame. People who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
Some have taken this to mean that Trump approved of the beating, but in fact the opposite is true. Donald Trump took to Twitter to show in no uncertain terms that he condemns the beating.
Boston incident is terrible. We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never condone violence.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2015
Trump is being linked to this beating due to his views on illegal aliens. He is of the opinion that people who live in the United States illegally are a drain on our economy. He wants them deported back to their country of origin, not brutally beaten.
How crazy – 7.5% of all births in U.S. are to illegal immigrants, over 300,000 babies per year. This must stop. Unaffordable and not right! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2015
NECN reports that brothers Scott Leader and Steve Leader were arrested for brutally beating a homeless man of Mexican descent in Boston earlier this week. A police report states that Scott Leader told one of the officers that he agrees with Trump’s stance on illegal immigrants, and he attacked the man for being “homeless,” “Hispanic,” and an “illegal immigrant.”
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”
Ironically, according to CNN, the victim of the beating has a Social Security number, which means he is either a United States citizen, or an authorized worker.
Court records show that the brothers were up to no good long before Donald Trump took his political stance. Scott Leader served time for a hate crime following the 9/11 terrorist attack, and both brothers are under investigation for living illegally in public housing.
Donald Trump adamantly condemns the beating, and all violence in general.
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