Donald Trump’s Reaction To Beating Of Homeless Latino Man: My Supporters are ‘Passionate’ (Video)

trump-passionateIf you haven’t heard by now, two Boston men beat and urinated on a homeless Latino man after being inspired by GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric on which he’s based a large part of his campaign. And make no mistake about it – Trump shoulders a huge amount of blame for inspiring this deplorable behavior. Without this incessant babbling by Trump – and the rest of the GOP for that matter – this homeless Latino man likely never gets assaulted.

So, what was Trump’s reaction when he was asked about the attack? A quick condemnation of the disgusting nature of these two animals? A few comments to address the need for people to treat each other with respect even if we might disagree with one another? Anything that remotely sounded like he might give a damn that two men brutally assaulted a homeless man?


Instead, he claimed he hadn’t heard about the attack – then went on to call his supporters “passionate” when it comes to their “love” of this country:

I haven’t heard about that. It would be a shame, but I haven’t heard about that. 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. I will say that, and everybody here has reported it.

Basically, instead of addressing the fact that a brutal hate crime had been committed by two men who claimed to be inspired by him, he tried to shift the focus on the “passion” of his supporters. Granted he did say it’s a “shame” that the attack happened – but then almost seems to praise the “passion” that might have led these two bottom-feeders to commit such a savage act of violence.

I think the truth of the matter is that Trump just isn’t very bright and had no idea what to say after being confronted with the news. You see, a true leader would have taken a few moments to condemn such behavior and show genuine sympathy for the victim. Trump, someone who’s more of a salesman than a leader, essentially just brushed it off.

The bottom line is, words often do have consequences. For the last few years the fear-mongering and hate that’s emanated from the GOP has been completely absurd. If it continues I have absolutely no doubt that violent acts such as what we saw in Boston are only going to become more frequent and much more severe. One of these days this anti-government fear-mongering is going to motivate someone to go beyond a disgusting assault of a homeless Latino man and resemble something closer to what we saw happen in the 90’s with Oklahoma City.

Watch Trump’s comments below around the 8:27 mark in the video:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • paulsack

    SO,, in all fairness,, if I”m passionately against tRUMP being elected,, it would be ok,, in his world, to beat him with a pipe and leave him on the street for dead,,, after all,, I’m passionate about him NOT being President.

    What really scares me is there are people like these assholes that will beat someone up because of their “passion” for conservative (fascist) politics. I don’t hear this happening on the other side,,, only from these radical right wing fascists.

    • Eg Kbbs

      And apparently Trump is A-OK with this.

      To make it worse, his supporters didn’t go out and find the biggest, strongest, person they could find to beat up.

      Being homeless made the victim much less likely to be able to defend himself (from if he had fought back, the homeless guy is the one the police are most likely to have arrested. The victim wasn’t physically imposing yet the attackers were 2 on 1. If this goes to court, the judge and jury are much more likely to be sympathetic to 2 fine Mehrikun boys than some poor homeless guy who likely doesn’t even have an address to receive the proper court documents – and might have trouble finding an attorney to work this on pro bono or contingency basis).

      In short, the attackers, like most people who rage and bluster with their fire, are total cowards who chose their victim as their victim was in a weak position. BTW – the attackers also have previous cases of attacking them fur-in-nurs.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Trump supporters pretty obviously have an overall hatred for this country and the people who live here, just like Trump does.

    • MacDoodle

      Trump is now leading Hillary in some of the polls.Get used to it he will be your next president.

      • Flat Banana

        “Deez Nuts” from North Carolina is also catching Hillary.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Deez is now number one among GOP hopefuls.

      • Irvin Case

        You’re funny. Thank you…I needed a laugh.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        LOL…..watching this whole Trump thing unfold is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. This is classic stuff right now

  • cruisersailor

    Why do some people hate others so much that they physically attack them?

    • MacDoodle

      I asked my self the same thing when blacks were running around playing the knock out game on white people.

      • GottawatchwutIsayaroundhere

        ^Deflect and derail topic, the suspects are White….awk….I repeat…Deflect and Derail…..Awk…deflect and derail….not comfortable….Awk

    • rg9rts

      Its the mob mentality…always attack the weaker ones…Like that old twilight Zone story

  • Otto Greif

    If Obama reacted every time one of his supporters assaulted someone he would have no time to do anything else.

    • TheNefilim


    • Odd Jørgensen

      Oh look, a feeble minded race baiter, let us point and laugh!

  • noah vail

    this is the exact same “passion” that put Hitler in office…this is where it starts…where do you stand? with Americans or with Nazis?

    • strayaway

      I have to agree that there is a note of kristallnacht in this. Trump did call it “a shame” but should have also told his supporters to knock it off. Speaking of Nazis; Trump came out against Snowden calling him a “traitor” and promising to get and punish him. That suggests that like W, Obama, Jeb and Hillary, Snowden’s sympathies are with the expanding police state.

  • MikeParent

    Not passionate, they’re criminally insane, provocateur!

  • rg9rts

    Did they say O made them do it??

  • winsmith

    Typical guilt by association fallacy. It’s the fault of those who did it, not Trump. I don’t like the guy either but he had nothing to do with this. Totally lame FAIL