CHICAGO TRIBUNE – Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh declared “This is now war” and called for President Obama to “watch out” in a Twitter post reacting to a Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead and six others injured.
“This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” he wrote in the post, which has since been deleted.
In subsequent tweets that remained posted as of early Friday, he called the shooters “uneducated black thugs” and blamed President Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement for the officers’ deaths.
“I wasn’t calling for violence, against Obama or anyone. Obama’s words and BLM’s deeds have gotten cops killed,” he Tweeted.
Five police officers were killed and six others wounded by snipers who opened fire on an anti-police brutality protest in Dallas on Thursday, police there said.