Fox Business Network's Dobbs calls bomb attacks 'fake bombs' in since-deleted tweet

Fox Business Network's Dobbs calls bomb attacks 'fake bombs' in since-deleted tweet
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Thursday called bombs sent to prominent Democrats including former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race In 2020, democracy will be decided at the margins Michelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award MORE and CNN "fake bombs" in a tweet that has since been deleted.
 
The bombs, which were intercepted, appeared to be coordinated efforts. The attempted attacks have raised new fears about violence in a politically polarized country less than two weeks before the midterm elections.
 
"Fake News–Fake Bombs," wrote Dobbs in the now-deleted tweet. "Who could possibly benefit by so much fakery?" 
 
Fox Business did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.
 
On Thursday Dobbs said he would address his perspective in more detail on his 8 p.m. program Thursday night.
 
"On Lou Dobbs Tonight I'll take up why FBI and ATF hasn't informed the public about contents of 'suspicious packages': whether hoax or bombs, they were clearly designed to influence election. Why?," he tweeted. 
 
Dobbs, a former CNN host who jumped to Fox Business in 2011, also criticized the focus of the mainstream media on the bombs, instead of the migrant caravan in Mexico moving toward the U.S. southern border. 

"Fake News has just successfully changed the narrative from the onslaught of illegal immigrants and broken border security to 'suspicious packages': Let's get back to Left-Wing driven Caravans and the Dimms [Democrats] who encourage them!" Dobbs, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE, wrote in a different since-deleted tweet. 

"Lou Dobbs Tonight" continues to be the top-rated program on business television, a weekly streak that began more than two years ago.