The mayor of a Memphis suburban city accused President Barack Obama of deliberately timing his speech about the war in Afghanistan this week to block the airing of the "Peanuts" Christmas television special.
According to The Commercial Appeal, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman posted the statements on his Facebook page and said the president was Muslim. Obama is a Christian.
He also attacked the president's supporters, saying they should move to a Muslim country.
He downplayed the posting when contacted Thursday by the newspaper for comment, saying they were "trying to make a mountain out of a molehill." Wiseman did not immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press on Friday.
Arlington is a city of about 7,600 residents about 25 miles northeast of Memphis.