Sunday, June 18, 2017
It's the dumpster for the Trumpster.
David Clarke has enough lawyer-up-worthy issues in his present job.
Plus: he found out he can't earn any new merit badges at DHS.
David Clarke, the controversial sheriff and self-described “Trumpster”, has removed himself from consideration for a senior position at the department of homeland security.
Clarke, who is the Milwaukee, Wisconsin county sheriff, was expected to become assistant secretary at homeland security by the end of June.
But Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke, told the Washington Post that Clarke “formally notified secretary of homeland security John F Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS”.
“Sheriff Clarke is 100% committed to the success of President Trump and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the president’s agenda in a more aggressive role.”
Significant delays to his appointment reportedly contributed to Clarke’s withdrawal.
Clarke strongly backed Donald Trump during the US presidential election and compared Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan. He said black Americans sell drugs “because they’re uneducated, they’re lazy, and they’re morally bankrupt”...