Right-leaning radio host and former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) warned Republicans on Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE's remarks Thursday about Montana Rep. Joe Walsh (R) prohibit the right from complaining about violence from left-wing groups.

Walsh tweeted Friday morning that Trump "encourages & applauds physical violence" after the president appeared to praise Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteMontana governor signs bill allowing residents to challenge regulations on religious grounds Montana Democrats sue over new voting laws Putting the president's pharmacy vaccine plan into action MORE's (R) body-slam of a reporter during the 2017 Montana special election at his campaign rally Thursday night.

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"The President encourages & applauds physical violence against a journalist," Walsh tweeted.

"Hey Republicans, don't ever complain again about violence coming from the Left," he added.

Walsh is a former one-term congressman who now broadcasts daily on Salem radio and is frequently critical of the president.

He made similar comments Thursday night on Twitter immediately following the president's rally, during which he joked that Gianforte's assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs probably "help[ed]" the Montana Republican win his election.

"Trump encourages & applauds physical violence against journalists. Trump's supporters? 'Hilarious, awesome, I love my President!' Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDershowitz: Maxine Waters used KKK tactics to intimidate Chauvin jury Chauvin likely to face uphill battle in expected appeal Traditional media yawns as Maxine Waters gets pass on inciteful rhetoric MORE encourages & applauds confrontation against Republicans. Trump's supporters? 'Horrible, dangerous, the Left is a mob!' [Shaking my head]," Walsh tweeted Thursday night.

The president's comments Thursday were roundly criticized by journalists on social media, and on Friday they drew the ire of British Prime Minister Theresa May due to The Guardian's status as a British-based newspaper.

"He obviously made comments at a political rally and those are for him but more generally we would always say that violence or intimidation against a journalist is completely unacceptable,” a spokesperson for the prime minister said on Friday.