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Donald Trump: Brothers who beat and urinated on Latino man ‘want this country to be great again’

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Boston brothers said that they were inspired by Donald Trump to beat and urinate on a homeless Latino man, police revealed on Wednesday.

According to State Police, Scott Leader and Steve Leader encountered the victim on the way home from a Red Sox game near a stop on Boston’s subway system, The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday.

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The man said that he awoke to find the brothers urinating on his face and rummaging through his belongings.

“Next thing . . . he was getting hit in the face and head,” a police report explained. “He remembers being punched several times and hit with the metal pole.”

A witness said that the brothers were heard laughing as they walked away.

The man was said to be in fair condition on Wednesday after being taken to Boston Medical Center. He suffered a broken nose and bruises on his head and torso, the police report indicated.

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State Police arrested the Leader brothers after being notified by a witness. One of the brothers urinated on the cell door, and both made threats to law enforcement staff after being arrested, police said.

Scott Leader, 38, told investigators that he thought it was acceptable to assault homeless people who were Hispanic.

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“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” Scott Leader said, according to the police report.

Although Scott Leader claimed that the homeless men had attacked them with a pole, the witness said that the victim was grasping the pole in self defense. The witness said she observed the Leader brothers take the pole and beat the homeless man with it.

The brothers pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to “assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery to intimidate with bodily injury, open and gross lewdness, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and threatening to commit a crime,” WHDH reported. Steve Leader faced additional charges for destruction of property after police said that he punched and kicked a cell door.

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Trump called the assault a “shame.”

“I will say that people who are following me are very passionate,” he remarked. “They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

The brothers were ordered to be held without bail pending the outcome of a Sept. 3 dangerousness hearing.

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Watch the video below from WHDH, broadcast Aug. 19, 2015.

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Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’

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On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.

"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."

The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

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