Former Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., a vocal surrogate for President Donald Trump on the campaign trail, was temporarily blocked from tweeting after Twitter users’ complaints alerted the company that three of his messages violated the terms of service, CNN has learned.
Clarke was placed in read-only mode until he deleted three tweets that seemed to call for violence against members of the media.
In one of them, which has since been deleted, Clarke told his followers, “When LYING LIB MEDIA makes up MAKE NEWS to smear me, the ANTIDOTE is to go right at them. Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD. Nothing gets a bully like LYING LIB MEDIA”S attention better than to give them a taste of their own blood #neverbackdown.”
Get ready for the 2018 battle for the midterm elections. GOP must keep both houses of Congress to keep the @realDonaldTrump agenda and vision for America alive. It's going to be a battle. Saddle up! pic.twitter.com/HECZGmKPfw
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) January 2, 2018