UPDATE: Just moments ago, horrifying news came in: a FOURTH cop has died of gunshot wounds suffered by at least two snipers during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas. And officials have two men in custody related to the mass carnage, in which 11 cops in total were shot:

Update: pic.twitter.com/qBJe3q0EtN

— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016

The BLM protest followed the recent deaths of two Black men at the hands of cops in Minnesota and Louisiana.

Barack Obama has played up racial tensions after those deaths, at least one of which appears to have been justified.

And now Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee is calling Obama on it:

American needs Obama to get out of bed & address Dallas situation NOW. He poured gas on this situation with his dog whistle message earlier.

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 8, 2016

“American needs Obama to get out of bed & address Dallas situation NOW. He poured gas on this situation with his dog whistle message earlier.”

The “dog whistle” to which Clarke refers was crystal clear. Instead of urging patience and offering federal assistance in the investigative effort to discover the facts surrounding these shootings, Obama encouraged people to jump to conclusions based solely on racial considerations.

Speaking of the shootings Thursday, Obama said: “These are not isolated incidents, they are symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.”

This, before ANY facts in each situation was even investigated by any authority, local or Federal. Obama and his former AG Eric Holder did the same thing after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson — which was later confirmed by a Grand Jury to have been completely justified.

Clarke’s message is going viral fast, and is garnering him wide support:

.@SheriffClarke Thank you, Sheriff Clarke. We need your voice tonight…

— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) July 8, 2016

@SheriffClarke @MissGulchKS Barry the Divider is destroying America.

— former farm boy (@ruralmidiowa) July 8, 2016

UPDATE: In case Obama tries to tie Dallas to guns, Clarke is ready with this brutal tweet:

Waiting for Obama, Lynch and anti gun bigots to blame Dallas slaughter of police on the need for more gun control or background checks.

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 8, 2016

All the phony outrage & news coverage over two police shootings yet nothing on the black on black carnage in Chicago that happens every day.

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 8, 2016

Amen to that, Sheriff.