Insulting Obama tweet sparks Secret Service visit

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TAMPA, Florida – Scott Barrish isn’t afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to politics and President Barack Obama.

“I don’t agree with his policies, I don’t agree with his party’s platform,” said Barrish Thursday afternoon after the President’s campaign stop in Tampa.

Barrish sent out a Tweet saying he’d be “in close proximity to the Failure-in-Chief” and that the president wasn’t welcome in Tampa.

“It was my personal feeling about the president being in my town. I certainly don’t welcome him.”

But Barrish’s Tweet was enough to catch the attention of the U.S. Secret Service, who called him first thing Thursday morning, and even sent two Hillsborough County deputies to his home.

“They said, ‘Well we kind of deem that tweet a threat against the President and we want to come out and talk with you. Where are you right now?'”

Barrish used his cell phone to…

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