Hillary Clinton condemns 'racist abuse' in Portland attack
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE called a racism-motivated incident in Portland on Saturday "heartbreaking."

Clinton tweeted her condolences after two men were stabbed to death by a white supremacist in Portland, Oregon, when they tried to stop the man's racist tirade.

"Heartbreaking. No one should have to endure this racist abuse," the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tweeted Saturday night. "No one should have to give their life to stop it."


Police arrested 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed three men who tried to stop him from berating two Muslim women on a Portland MAX train. Two of the men died, while a third received injuries that were not life-threatening.

"In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people that he was yelling at," Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said. "They were attacked viciously."

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on Friday at sundown.