Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has his own thoughts about why President Obama reacted with almost indifference to the deaths of five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Because the victims did not look like Trayvon Martin.
That’s right, the sheriff is playing the race card — saying the color of the skin of the sailor and four Marines killed Thursday by a Kuwait-born Muslim was a factor.
Obama's shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trevon Martin. pic.twitter.com/Si1BbmFV8b
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 19, 2015
Consistent with past practice following a terrorist-related event, Obama attended a fundraiser in New York on Friday. He spent the night in the Big Apple and took in a Broadway matinee show on Saturday — the same day the U.S. sailor succumbed to his injuries – and he spent five hours on the golf course on Sunday.
While Clarke may be saying what many think, it’s because of the color of his skin that he’s afforded the luxury of expressing such an opinion in Obama’s post-racial America.
There was plenty of agreement on social media to Clarke’s opinion of the “Divider in Chief,” as one user described the president.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@SheriffClarke Exactly right! Sad, but true. He’s the Divider in Chief!!!
— Chuck (@ChuckDBACKS) July 19, 2015
— ChuckJ (@ChuckxJ) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke what is the real problem? Obama and the Democrats party do not care, all of those men are the wrong color.
— Clayton Weaver (@WeaverClayton) July 19, 2015
— JoeyJoeJoeJrShabadoo (@SideshowJon36) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke White House painted in rainbow colors, but yet no flag at half staff for these heroes?
— Superstitious Native (@carollafan) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke and they are HIS Marines. That’s the disappointing part.
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke Shameful response to these HEROS lives he too worried about his weekend plans in NYC
— @JustMom88 (@tlrc88) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke After a while you can make no more excuses for the man. Has quacked like a duck far too long to be anything else…
— 11 Phenomenon (@11phenomenon) July 19, 2015
@SheriffClarke we noticed; 9 Blacks murdered and POTUS sings Amazing grace, 5 military white men murdered & it’s heartbreaking circumstance
— Susan Reaney (@SSReaney) July 20, 2015
— Joe America Radio (@JoeAmericaRadio) July 20, 2015