PORTLAND, Ore. -- President Donald Trump sent out a tweet Monday morning in remembrance of the victims of a racist attack that left two dead and a third injured.
Trump tweeted, "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them."
The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.— President Trump (@POTUS) May 29, 2017
The tweet at 7 a.m. Monday was sent on his presidential account @potus. He has made no mention of the attack on his personal @realdonaldtrump account.
Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, of Southeast Portland, were stabbed to death. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, also stabbed, is expected to survive.
The suspect is Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of Portland. He is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. He is being held without bail.
Witnesses said Christian shouted racial and anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, one of them in a hijab. Christian is a self-described white supremacist, his views well documented by the media and activists in past events.
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