A Tennessee corrections official is no longer employed after he posted several incendiary Facebook messages about President Obama, according to a new report.
David Barber offered his resignation on Wednesday after serving 17 years as Shelby County’s deputy director of corrections, CNN said.
CNN reported backlash erupted against Barber when the public learned of several private Facebook posts he authored.
“The KKK is more American than the illegal president,” he said in one, comparing Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
“If Trump wins and Obummer cannot start martial law, he will run to his new mansion in Arab world to hide,” Barber said in another, referencing Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE, now the president-elect.
“Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and Mooshell as queers,” he added, seemingly referring to first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Son gives emotional tribute to Colin Powell at service Biden, ex-presidents gather for Colin Powell's funeral MORE.
Barber wrote “arrest, convict, hang and confiscate all assets” in a third post alluding to the Obamas, according to CNN.
“I am concerned that media using mixed race couples in ads as normal is one way liberals are trying to eliminate the white race,” he said in a fourth post.
The Shelby County Commission Chairman on Wednesday fiercely rejected Barber’s language.
“We must put an end to the racist rhetoric in this country and come together,” Melvin Burgess said. "It was not alright and was unacceptable to make racist statements supporting the Ku Klux Klan.”
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, meanwhile, said Tuesday that Barber seemingly did not violate county policy as the posts were on his private page. Shelby County is now examining whether it should create a social media policy.
“Anyone in a leadership position at Shelby County government is held at a high standard of behavior, both on and off the job,” he told CNN’s local affiliate WREG.