*The Twitter account of former Milwaukee County Sheriff and Trump supporter David Clarke was temporarily suspended after he sent messages that implied threats of violence against the media.
In one tweet, Clarke promised to punch the “LYING LIB MEDIA […] 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,” he wrote above a photoshopped image showing him in a wrestling ring, kicking the CNN logo as President Donald Trump holds “CNN” in place.
A Twitter user who complained about Clarke shared with CNN the email response from Twitter in which the company stated, “We have reviewed the account you reported and have locked it because we found it to be in violation of the Twitter Rules. If the account owner complies with our requested actions and stated policies, the account will be unlocked.”
The Twitter rules note that users “may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.”