Trump Calls Supporters Who Beat Latino Man “Passionate”
When asked at a press conference earlier this week, Trump said that while he hadn’t heard about the Boston incident, it would “be a shame.” But he didn’t stop there, as he quickly went to applaud those who echo his views.
“I will say, the people that are following me are very passionate,” Trump said. “They love this country, they want this country to be great again.”
Trump later tweeted that the incident was “terrible” and in subsequent interviews claimed he “would never condone violence.”
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 would never condoned violence?
- Trump Wishes to Punch Protester In the Face
- Trump Promises to Defend Supporters Who Beat Up Protesters in Court
- Trump Condones Roughing Up Protester
This is just a few examples. We have an entire list.
Note: Personally I don’t quite care for The Young Turks program, they’re so partisan, but it is the only video I could find with the quote from Trump.