Following news that a white supremacist has been accused of stabbing and killing several men who attempted to stop him from harassing Muslim women on a train, many have called for President Donald Trump to do something about the violence, with the implication being that the suspect is obviously one of his supporters.
Donald Trump, I hold you and your ilk responsible for the hate crime stabbing deaths in Portland, OR 05-26-2017. ..despicable & repugnant!
— sheryl l oldham (@dressmakerx) May 28, 2017
Have I given a statement re the senseless stabbing of 3 heroes who tried 2 stop a white terrorist from scaring Muslim women in Portland yet?
— TheRealDonald (@TheRealistTrump) May 27, 2017
despite the rise in right-wing terrorism like yesterday's stabbing in portland, the trump regime decided it's not a problem
— FinnyLion 🇵🇷 @ Midwest FinFest (@FinnyLion) May 27, 2017
The Council on American-Islamic Relations also joined in on the fun, demanding that Trump denounce “rising bigotry” against Muslims.
“President Trump must speak out personally against the rising tide of Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry and racism in our nation that he has provoked through his numerous statements, policies and appointments that have negatively impacted minority communities,” the organization said according to CNN.
Unfortunately for that narrative, Jeremy Christian is no Trump supporter.
In fact, when Christian brought his white nationalism to a free speech rally hosted by Trump supporters in April, they booted him out.
So who did Mr. Christian support?
Wait for it – Bernie.
Here are screenshots of posts Christian made on Facebook, as per Heavy.com.
This is the second time a Bernie supporter has been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime.
In March, former Intercept writer and Bernie voter Juan Thompson was arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers.
Prior to Thompson’s arrest, many had blamed the string of threats on – yup, you guessed it – Trump supporters and demanded that the President disavow the actions.
Following news of Jeremy Christian’s political affiliation, many are reacting in a similar fashion to how conservatives responded to Thompson’s arrest; by pointing out the incredible hypocrisy of the left.
#portlandstabbing Jeremy Christian was NOT a Trump supporter. He was a die-hard Bernie Supporter, and had been kicked out of Trump rallies.
— WireTapped🌴Latina (@NotDoneWinning) May 27, 2017
Jeremy Christian was a Bernie supporter who also called for Hillary's death…..but you don't seem too concerned with facts.
— Roscoe (@2016bartender) May 27, 2017
According to KGW, Jeremy Christian is currently facing charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree, and felony possession of a restricted weapon.
In another article, the outlet reports that two of Christian’s alleged victims died following the stabbing, which occurred on a train.
The third is reportedly expected to survive.
See the report below for more details on the horrific crime and its victims.