Trump applauds "retribution" of U.S. Marshals killing Portland shooting suspect

Trump gave an interview to Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, and after they mocked Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s handling of violent unrest in the city, the president turned to the news that Michael Forest Reinoehl was shot dead about a week ago. Reinoehl, an Antifa supporter, was suspected of killing a member of the Patriot Prayer group during a series of recent, violent clashes between right-wing organizations and Portland protesters.

“We sent in the U.S. Marshals for the killer, the man who killed the young man on the street. He shot him… just cold blooded killed him,” Trump said. “Two and a half days went by, and I put out ‘when are you going to go get him?’ And the U.S. Marshals went in to get him, and they ended up in a gunfight. This guy was a violent criminal, and the U.S. Marshals killed him. And I will tell you something, that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution when you have crime like this.”