President Trump on Monday denounced the white supremacist who fatally stabbed two men on a train in Portland two days earlier.
“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them,” he tweeted from the @POTUS account.
The tweet was sent after Trump arrived to give remarks at the Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day.
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, allegedly knifed three men after they tried to stop him shouting racial slurs at two girls on a light-rail train in the Oregon city Friday. Two of the men died, and a third is in the hospital with serious injuries.
Trump had been criticized earlier for not speaking out about the attack.
Christian is due to appear in court on Tuesday, charged with two counts of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.