Sheriff Clarke: Obama Has a 'Disdain For the American Police Officer'
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke accused President Obama of showing a "general disdain" for police officers after the president responded to the Baltimore riots by calling for the nation to do some "soul searching."
"This has been a slow-rolling crisis," Obama said. "There are some police departments that have to do some soul-searching...But I think we as a country have to do some soul-searching."
Obama said the problems between police and African-Americans are "not new," but more and more people are becoming aware of what's going on due to cameras and social media.
Clarke said on "Hannity" that he thinks Obama is "enjoying this."
"He's built a career off of dividing people. Creating divisions, stoking animosity, the rich versus the poor, the one percent, tax the rich, the war on women...It's been very destructive for America."
Clarke said that Obama has a "general disdain for the American police officer."
Clarke asserted that he thinks a change needs to happen in Baltimore and that it should start with the politics in the city.
"Nothing's gotten better," he said. "...The failed liberal Democrat policies have kept people mired in misery in the American ghetto."
"...All these failed liberal government policies have done is mired black people in generational poverty, kept their kids in failing schools, chronically unemployed, they can't find meaningful work [and] having to live in crime infested neighborhoods," he stated.
Clarke said that blacks have been left behind by Obama's economic policies.
Clarke also weighed in on the accusation that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered police officers to stand down and not confront the looters and rioters in the city Monday night.
"That is a dereliction of duty, she abandoned her police officers, she put them in harm's way with no way to defend themselves," Clarke remarked. "I find that unfathomable, I find it unconscionable that she would do such a thing...She left them high and dry."
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