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Trump Virginia Chairman Blames Hillary for Dallas Killings

Trump Virginia Chairman Blames Hillary for Dallas Killings
Corey A. Stewart (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 08 July 2016 01:37 PM

Hours after sniper fire killed five police officers in Dallas during a Black Lives Matter protest, Donald Trump's Virginia campaign chairman laid blame on two Democrats, including presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In a since-deleted Facebook post, reported by The Washington Post, Corey A. Stewart wrote that "liberal politicians who label police as racists — specifically Hillary Clinton and Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam — are to blame for essentially encouraging the murder of these police officers tonight." Stewart and Northam are both running for election as Virginia governor next year.

Clinton tweeted:


Sarah Peck, her spokeswoman, had no comment on Stewart's post. Northam, however, emailed the Post with his response:

"With so much violence and tragedy in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rogue, this is a time for our nation to come together and heal," Northam said. "There is no place in this Commonwealth for this divisive rhetoric, which only serves to politicize a national tragedy."

Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, sparked controversy in June with another Facebook post, addressing anti-Trump protesters who threw eggs, water bottles and even punched Trump supporters.

"Are we going to tolerate this? If you tolerate thuggery, you will get more of it," Stewart said in the post. "When I am governor, thugs like these will be apprehended and, if they are illegal, we will kick their asses out of the country."

Stewart continued his anti-immigrant rhetoric in an interview, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

"We are turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants who are committing crimes in this country and who are being released by the federal government instead of being deported," Stewart told the newspaper, in comments that echoed earlier statements by Trump.

"They're coming into our communities, they're raping, they're killing they're assaulting, they're committing crimes, they're being apprehended and released by the federal government."

Stewart claims his "aggressive stance on illegal immigration," is why Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, chose him as his Virginia chairman.

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