President Trump Condemns Portland Murders: ‘The Victims Were Standing Up to Hate’

Jeremy Christian

Well it took a little while, but President Donald Trump finally did manage to Tweet out a condemnation of the recent white supremacist violence in Portland, Oregon.

In a Tweet from his official @POTUS presidential account, Trump praised the victims for “standing up to hate.”

Memorial day weekend began on a tragic note Friday, when news emerged that two people had been killed on a Portland Metropolitan Area Express train by white supremacist, Jeremy Christian. The victims apparently tried to intervene while Christian had been shouting anti-Muslim obscenities to another group of train passengers. Christian stabbed the good samaritans before fleeing the train. A third man also suffered minor injuries.

According to local media, Christian has a long history of violence and radical politics.

Per the Portland Mercury:

Christian is a known right wing extremist and white supremacist. On April 29, Christian showed up to the right-wing “March for Free Speech” on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla with a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The bat was quickly confiscated by Portland police officers. He ranted how he was a nihilist. He’d soon yelled racial slurs (“fuck all you n*****s”) and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled “Hail Vinland” throughout the day.

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