Police say two brothers from South Boston beat a homeless man because he was Hispanic—and The Boston Globereports one of the men said he was partially inspired by Donald Trump.
The 58-year-old homeless man was asleep next to Dorchester’s John F. Kennedy/UMass stop when he woke up to the brothers urinating on him, police said. They then punched him and beat him with a metal pole, police added.
The two brothers, Scott and Steve Leader, were on their way home from the Red Sox game on Wednesday night when they decided to attack the homeless man, according to police.
One of the brothers claimed to be partially inspired Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, allegedly telling police, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,’’ the Globe reports.
After he was informed about the incident, Trump told the Globe, “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 Leader brothers continued to urinate, bang on doors, and make anti-immigration statements in their cell after having been arrested. They pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in Dorchester District Court on Wednesday.