President Donald Trump on Monday morning condemned the attacks in Portland, Oregon, where two people were killed after trying to intervene as a man delivered an anti-Muslim rant directed 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 w/ them," according to the tweet, which was tweeted from the official POTUS account and not Trump’s personal account.
The tweet was sent after Trump arrived to give remarks at the Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day.
On Saturday, three men were allegedly attacked after they tried to stop a suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, from verbally disparaging the women, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, died as a result of the alleged attack. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was hospitalized with serious injuries.