Less than 24 hours after two officers were gunned down in Mississippi, the sheriff of Milwaukee County — a frequent guest on Fox News — blamed the killing on President Barack Obama on Twitter, saying the president “started this war on police.”
Earlier Sunday, Sheriff David A. Clarke, noted the shooting that claimed the lives on two officers, 34-year-old Benjamin Deen and 25-year-old Liquori Tate, in Hattiesburg. The sheriff re-tweeted: “Basic traffic stop in Hattiesburg, 2 Police Officers assassinated. The post Ferguson targeting of our Cops continues.”
What followed was a series of tweets in responses to followers, stating the president would use the shooting and treatment of the suspects following their arrest to “rally cop haters.”
“Obama started this war on police intentionally. Right in line with his community agitating,” the sheriff explained to his Twitter followers.
Clarke also suggested that the president was weakening police departments to bring about socialism.