DONALD Trump said the Antifa gunman Michael Reinoehl who shot dead a "MAGA martyr" in Portland got "retribution" from US Marshals.
The president made the comments during an interview this week after after Michael Reinoehl fatally gunned down Trump fan Aaron "Jay" Danielson, 39, on August 29, in downtown Portland.
Cops investigating Danielson's death ended then killed Reinoehl in a shot out on September 3 as they tried to arrest him upon finding the 48-year-old dad in Lacey, Washington, south of Seattle.
On Saturday night, Trump weighed into the controversy during a Fox News interview, in which he justified the police killing of Reinoehl following Danielson's death.
"We sent in the U.S. Marshals for the killer [Reinoehl] who shot the young man [Danielson] on the street," Trump told Judge Jeanine Pirro. "Cold blooded killed him. He didn't like his hat or something.
"It wasn't a Trump hat. It was a religious hat. And he shot him cold blood. Two-and-a-half days went by and I put out when are you going to go get him? The U.S. Marshals went in to get him and they ended in a gunfight.
"This guy was a violent criminal and the U.S. Marshals killed him. That's the way it has to be. There has to be retribution when you have crime like this.
"There can't be guys standing up that wanna fight. You can't throw bricks at people with shields."
Danielson was a member of Patriot Prayer.
This group has organized pro-Trump rallies and far-right counter protests in major US cities, like Portland, where Black Lives Matter protesters and a Trump caravan clashed on the night of Danielson's death.
Fox News reported that Portland police got a second-degree murder warrant for Reinoehl in connection with the fatal shooting of the Trump supporter.
US Marshals shot self-proclaimed anti-fascist Reinoehl multiple times outside an apartment block in Washington state.
Two Pierce County Sheriff's deputies, a Lakewood police officer and a state Department of Corrections officer reportedly fired multiple rounds at him.
Reinoehl was shot dead after he reportedly opened fire on the fugitive task force with an "assault rifle" when they tried to arrested him.
Hours before his US Marshal shooting, Reinoehl – who went on the run–"totally justified" his shooting of Danielson, claiming he was trying to attack BLM protesters.
"I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice," Reinoehl told a VICE News journalist. "I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn't going to do that."
Meanwhile, Trump vowed to crush any "riots" that may occur if he's elected in November, telling Pirro he would have it "put it down within minutes."
"We'll put them down very quickly if they do that," he declared, as he and Joe Biden vie for the White House. "We have the right to do that. We have the power to do that if we want.
"Look, it's called insurrection. We just send in, and we do it very easy. I mean, it's very easy. I'd rather not do that because there's no reason for it, but if we had to, we'd do that and put it down within minutes. Within minutes."
His comments came before Trump decried Biden supporters as "far left maniacs" in a Twitter rant on Sunday morning.
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