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President Donald Trump Monday denounced an Oregon white supremacist who killed two men and injured a third on Friday. The men were trying to stop the anti-Muslim rant of Jeremy Joseph Christian, who was harassing two women, one of whom was not a Muslim.

Christian has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

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“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable,” Trump said on Twitter, using his official POTUS account. “The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.”

Vice President Mike Pence seconded Trump’s comments.

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“Well said, Mr. President,” he tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes in Portland and the loved ones they left behind.”

Friday’s incident began when Christian started yelling at two girls on a commuter train.

“He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia, and he told us we shouldn’t be here, to get out of his country,” said Denise Mangum, 16, who said she is not a Muslim, although her 17-year-old friend is a Muslim.

“He was just telling us that we basically weren’t anything and that we should kill ourselves,” she said, adding that the girls moved away from Christian to get off the train at the next stop.

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“And then we turned around while they were fighting, and he just started stabbing people, and it was just blood everywhere, and we just started running for our lives,” Mangum said.

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Ricky John Best, 53, were killed. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was stabbed in the neck but is expected to recover.

In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has said a “free speech rally” this weekend and an anti-Muslim march the following weekend should be canceled. He has called upon the federal government, which handles the permit process for the venue for this this weekend’s march, to revoke its permit.

Christian participated in a past “free speech rally” sponsored by the same group sponsoring Portland’s upcoming rally and is alleged to have said, “Die Muslims.”

Participants are “coming to peddle a message of hatred,” Wheeler said, adding that hate speech is not protected by the Constitution.

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