30 Mayo 2017 19:49
Two men were killed while defending a Muslim teenager and her friend from being harassed by a supremacist, but for three days Trump has said nothing...
Taliesin Mayrddin Namkai-Meche and Rick Best were murdered last Friday in Portland by a white supremacist, Jeremy Joseph Christian, while defending a Muslim teenager and her friend from being harassed. A third man, Micah David-Cole Fle, also got involved in the skirmish to rescue the young women and was seriously injured.
While the mayor of Portland and the FBI have hailed the two dead men as heroes, President Donald Trump has said nothing on the matter. Since the attack took place, he has posted various tweets on the ‘success’ of his trip to the Middle East and Europe, ‘fake news’ and healthcare, as well as to congratulate a republican candidate who assaulted a journalist. But when it came to the tragic loss of two men who risked their lives to protect these young women, he has been mysteriously silent.
This attitude of indifference has set the social networks off demanding that the president speak up about the incident. The demands began yesterday with an open letter to Trump from a journalist in Portland, Dan Rather, who asked him to recognise what had been done by the ‘brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.’
His post now has over 399,000 likes and has been shared more than 166,000 times, and another message he shared on Twitter asking the president if he would speak out about the incident has gained over 27,197 likes and 10,357 retweets. This is a sure sign that Rather’s words have struck a chord with other users who have also used the networks to show their consternation at the president’s silence.
Meanwhile, Destinee Magnum, one of the young girls insulted by Christian, has expressed her gratitude to the three men who came to her defence. 'I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me. They didn't even know me. They lost their life because of me and my friend,’ she told local TV station KPTV.