Portland Stabbing Victim’s Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump

TIME

The mother of 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, one of the two victims killed in the Portland train stabbings, penned a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to speak out against the hate speech that led to their deaths.

Written on Memorial Day, Asha Deliverance — Namkai Meche’s mother — urged Trump to “take action” following the killings of her son and 53-year-old Rick Best, who tried to intervene after white supremacist Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, began spewing racist and anti-Muslim hate speech at two teenage girls on a commuter train. A third victim, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was also injured and hospitalized following the attack.

“You have said that you will be President for all Americans. So, I ask you Mr. President to take action at this time,” Deliverance wrote in the letter, which was made public Tuesday. “Your words and actions are meaningful, here in America…

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