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 incident that left five police officers dead and seven 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 Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement for the officers' deaths.