Donald Trump’s Virginia state campaign chairman said in a Facebook post that Hillary Clinton is to blame for “essentially encouraging the murders” of Dallas police officers Thursday.

Corey Stewart deleted that post, but it was captured by The New York Times and said, “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 then shared a second comment on Facebook that was still critical of Clinton but stopped short of blaming her for the murders.

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