Sheriff who likened Black Lives Matter to KKK to join Trump administration

from May 17, 2017 at 07:21AM http://bit.ly/2rAECDU

David Clarke, who acted as surrogate for president during election campaign, says he will be link between federal government and local law enforcement

The controversial Milwaukee County sheriff, David Clarke, who has compared Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan, has said he is joining the Trump administration as a point person between federal government and local and state law enforcement.

Clarke broke the news of his appointment on the local Wisconsin radio station 1130 WISN Radio. The move brings to an end a long courtship between Trump and the sheriff, who acted as a surrogate for the Republican nominee on the campaign trail last year and was one of few African American speakers at the Republican national convention, at which he proclaimed “blue lives matter” in homage to police officers.

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