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.
Sheriff Clarke -- who is African-American -- is a go-to guest for Fox, noted for blaming the NAACP for the police shootings of black teens from single-mother homes, and serving as a staunch advocate for the NRA.
A sampling of his tweets below.
@CJLeMaster @JoAnneMoretti @RyanMooreMS Obama's reaction will be to sic USDOJ on Hattiesburg PD to look for patters of racism.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431256555.0
@drscott_atlanta @deneenborelli And Obama and his ilk that say the police are in need of transforming. Transform the underclass instead.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431279306.0
@johncardillo @JessieJaneDuff @SUBWAY Obama started this war on police intentionally. Right in line with his community agitating.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431279408.0
@WayneDupreeShow @Txwench Show to Obama. These the faces of killers, NOT Officers Darren Wilson or Christopher Manny.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431279764.0
@WayneDupreeShow @Txwench Obama will rally cop haters off that pic saying excessive force was used on this suspected killer.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431281005.0
@LindaSuhler @Lrihendry Except he reminds everyone that he is the first Black POTUS and blames any opposition to him as racist.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431281152.0
@rsmccain @LindaSuhler That's not the goal however. They want socialism. Weakening the institution of policing helps get them there.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@David A. Clarke, Jr.) 1431281261.0