Sheriff David Clarke, the hate-mongering, bigoted, promoter of violence against those he disagrees with, is just the kind of guy Donald Trump wants in charge of keeping tabs on people like us.
You may recall that Clarke has repeatedly encouraged violence against people who don’t think like he does. Most notably, there was his recent tweet suggesting it was time for pitchforks and torches against the White House, Congress, the Department of Justice and more:
Not surprisingly, once Trump won, Clarke was against protests. He even had the gall or the stupidity, or both, to hold up a copy of the Constitution as he suggested the right to protest was not enshrined in it.
And let’s not forget that Clarke was against protests before he was for them (and then against them again). Clarke has repeatedly urged violence against anti-Trump protesters, with Fox News' approval.
Clarke has also boasted on Fox News that he said African Americans live in hell before Donald Trump did.
And speaking of living in hell, an inmate recently died of thirst in Clarke’s jail.
But, apparently there’s nothing not to like about Clarke if you’re Donald Trump. According to Politico, Clarke is in the running for Homeland Security Secretary.
Politico also notes, “Trump’s divisive campaign may make it difficult for him to attract top talent, especially since so many politicians and wonks openly derided the president-elect over the past year.”
Clarke is not only non-top talent, he’s pretty much the bottom of the barrel. But if Trump is willing to put this guy in charge of FEMA, ICE, cybersecurity and more, either because it’s the best Trump can do or because Trump thinks he’s a good candidate, we’re all in deep doo-doo.
If you’re not familiar with Clarke, check out his March 19, 2016 visit to Fox & Friends, above, for a taste.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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