Trump Tweet: Portland Murders


President Trump spoke out Monday against a deadly knife attack which took place Friday on a train in Portland, Oregon.

A man known as a “white supremacist” who already had a lengthy criminal background went on a rampage Friday afternoon aboard a crowded Portland MAX train, against a teen Muslim girl wearing a hijab and her friend, then stabbed three men who tried to intervene and calm him down.

One of the men died at the scene, one was declared dead at a hospital, and the third man was severely wounded but expected to survive.

Killed were Ricky John Best, 53, a 23-year US Army veteran, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, a recent college graduate.

Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, is recovering in the hospital with knife wounds to his neck.

The attacker, Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was arrested, and booked Saturday morning with two aggravated murder charges, one attempted murder charge, two hate crime charges, and a felon in possession of a restricted weapon charge.

“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them,” the president said in his Twitter post Monday morning.

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