Trump says Portland hate crime “unacceptable”

By on May 29, 2017


U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the hate crime in Portland, Oregon, where two men were stabbed to death while trying to stop a man from delivering an anti-Muslim rant at two women on a train.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the hate crime in Portland, Oregon, where two men were stabbed to death while trying to stop a man from delivering an anti-Muslim rant at two women on a train.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the hate crime in Portland, Oregon, where two men were stabbed to death while trying to stop a man from delivering an anti-Muslim rant at two women on a train.

“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are with them,” Trump tweeted from the official U.S. President’s account, instead of his personal account.

The tweet was sent after Trump arrived to give remarks at the Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day.

Three men were allegedly attacked last Friday in Portland after they tried to stop a suspect from verbally disparaging the women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Two of them died and another was seriousely wounded.

The suspect was arrested early Saturday. Portland police spokesman said the suspect was using “hate speech or biased language” when riding on the train.