WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is a condemnation of the fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans trying to get the support of two young Muslim women as an overt white supremacist harassed them in Portland, Oregon.
Trump tweeted Monday: “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims stood up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.”
The attacks came on a light rail train on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for the Muslims.
The police identified the dead as 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, and the 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland. Mayor Ted Wheeler said that the Best was an Army veteran and a city employee.
Police arrested Jeremy Joseph Christian in connection with the murders and say that they are looking for extremist ideology.