Trump To Meet With Anti-Black Lives Matter Milwaukee Sheriff On Monday

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Donald Trump will meet with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, at Trump Tower on Monday as he continues to fill senior posts in his administration.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which reported on the meeting, Clarke has been mentioned as a possible appointee to head the Department of Homeland Security.

In a recent interview with radio host Joe Pags, Clarke said he wasn’t “expecting” Trump to offer him a particular position because he doesn’t “have an entitlement mentality,” but that he would serve in a Trump administration if asked.

Clarke was a prominent surrogate for the President-elect during the campaign and gave an address on “Make America Safe Again” night at his Republican National Convention.

He is best known for his inflammatory comments about race and Black Lives Matter. He has called the movement a “hate group” and claimed that African Americans deal drugs because they are “morally bankrupt.”


Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.