IT WAS bound to happen. Blaming Donald Trump for some witless white guys beating up a Hispanic homeless man is absurd. It does reveal the hate at the center of what is now the Republican Party’s birthright crusade against Hispanics, but also what can happen when right-wing fury is turned into action.
From the Boston Globe
The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.
Police said two brothers from South Boston ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic. One of the brothers said he was inspired in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s response
Trump, told of the alleged assault, 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.”
The two brothers aren’t just “passionate.” They’re ignorant white trash with no impulse control.