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Trump: Oregon Stabbing Victims Stood Up Against 'Hate and Intolerance'

The suspect in the attack is accused of yelling racist remarks at two women, one of whom wore a hijab, and killing two men who defended them.
Source: Gillian Flaccus / Reuters

President Trump on Monday offered his condolences in a tweet for the victims of a stabbing in Portland, Oregon, who were killed by a man screaming anti-Muslim insults at two women, one of whom wore a hijab. The tweet came from Trump’s @POTUS account three days after the attack, and said the “victims were standing up to hate and intolerance” and condemned the stabbings as “unacceptable.”

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