Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh warned Monday that with the recent acquittal of another officer in the Freddy Gray case, Baltimore now has a target on its back. He warned that as Black Lives Matter continues to create a vitriolic environment, the likelihood increases of a similar attack in Baltimore like those on police in Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas, Texas.
Limbaugh took no prisoners in his description of the group, dubbing them with a new name.
“This could be a problem in Baltimore now. I’m serious,” he said. “This is the kind of thing that’s happening now that causes Black Lives Murder. You know, that’s what it’s becoming out there.”
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President Barack Obama also came under heavy fire from Limbaugh, calling out his irresponsible rhetoric for putting more lives on the line.
“Because of the president’s inflammatory rhetoric — which pretty much accused the whole police force of being racist — more lives could be at risk,” he said. “During an earlier speech at Madrid, Obama said, ‘America’s police will be safer when they admit they have a problem… There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters.'”
Limbaugh also accused the Democrat elite for spreading a lie with the intention of causing strife.
“One of the flash points for all that’s happening now is the lie. A lie that has been known, a lie that wasn’t knowingly spread, a lie whose flames were knowingly fanned by people no less than Barack Obama and others ranking high in the Democrat Party, and that is ‘hands up, don’t shoot,” he said.
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