After the Veep debate, Geraldo Rivera and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke joined Sean Hannity to discuss the debate. Things quickly broke down when Rivera pointed out Clarke's irresponsible racist rhetoric:
Appearing on Sean Hannity's post-vice presidential debate show, Clarke said he took exception to Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine's criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for saying black Americans are "living in hell." Clarke is a Trump surrogate who often criticizes Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
"I said that before Donald Trump did," Clarke asserted, recalling a remark he first made in August. "I said the American ghetto is a hellhole — unless Mrs. Bill Clinton and Sen. Kaine think it's OK for blacks to live in entrenched poverty with failing schools, inadequate housing and crime-infested neighborhoods."
But Rivera pushed back, saying he grew up in New York City and rides his bike on streets all over the town.
"Harlem is not a hellhole," Rivera said. "I got news for you. There are beautiful brownstones there. There's a striving middle class. There's new restaurants opening all the time."
Rivera finished by calling Clarke's generalization "outrageous" before being cut off by Hannity, who tried to shift the discussion to the problems of African-Americans in Chicago. Rivera agreed that there are "pockets of real gang violence" in the Second City. He added that Chicago has problems that don't exist in New York.
Clarke then stomped his undersized, cowboy booted, little feet, stuck, out his lower lip and said he does too know all about ghettos and how he faces them every day.
What he forgot to mention is he won't even go to the bathroom unless he is escorted by a small platoon of deputies acting as bodyguards.
Then again, if he ever bothered doing his damn job instead of pandering to his plantation bosses on Faux News, maybe crime in Milwaukee wouldn't be half as bad as he pretends it is.