Trump condemns deadly Portland knife attacks, says 'victims were standing up to hate and intolerance'

President Donald Trump condemned Friday’s deadly knife attacks in Portland, Oregon, in a tweet Monday morning.

“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance,” Trump tweeted. “Our prayers are w/ them.”

53-year old Ricky John Best, a US Army veteran of 23 years, and 23-year old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, a recent college graduate, were allegedly killed Friday by Jeremy Christian. The attack took place on a light-rail train in Portland.

Christian was “ranting and raving” at two young Muslim women with “hate speech or biased language,” according to Portland police.

A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, suffered traumatic injuries but is receiving care and expected to recover.

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