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Portland hate crime unacceptable, says US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Washington, May 30 (UITV/IANS) - US President Donald Trump 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 on Monday tweeted from the official US 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.


Report says, an American white man Jeremy Joseph Christian was delivering an anti-Muslim rant towards two women on Friday in a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train, Portland.


Jeremy Joseph Christian

Three men were allegedly attacked in the incident, which killed two of them and left another one injured. According to the source, they tried to stop Christian from verbally disparaging the women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. The two men who died were identified Saturday as Ricky John Best from Happy Valley and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche from Portland.  


Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche who died in the incident

Christian has been arrested on Saturday and was being held on suspicion of state crimes, including aggravated murder, for which death penalty is a possible sentence. FBI along with Portland police are investigating the incident more deeply to gather evidence.

Edited by Ujjainee Chakraborty