Trump Addresses Portland Train Attack

Some are calling it a belated response
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2017 5:54 PM CDT
A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim...   (Gillian Flaccus)
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(Newser) – President Trump has condemned the fatal stabbings of two men on a Portland train after they tried to help two women who were the targets of an anti-Muslim tirade, the AP reports. His tweet Monday came after many had called on him to address the Friday stabbing, and some were calling it a "belated" response. "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable," he wrote. "The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them." As Talking Points Memo notes, the tweet came from the official @POTUS account, not the @realDonaldTrump account Trump typically tweets from. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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