(Washington Examiner) - Democrats are "screwing around" in an effort to keep black voters "on the plantation," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said in a Thursday interview, after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a direct appeal to them in a speech in the Wisconsin city earlier this month.
Clarke, a black conservative Democrat, made the comments on the same day Hillary Clinton delivered a speech accusing Trump of racism and on which the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign released a video attempting to associate Donald Trump with members of the Ku Klux Klan.Clarke said Democrats have been reacting to the remarks Trump directed at black voters. "It was a brilliant political strategic move," Clarke said of Trump's speech. "Nobody saw that coming."
|Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke|
"He caught the Democrats off guard," Clarke added. "They thought he was going to ignore the black vote. They just assumed that. Trust me, they're not showing it and they're not saying it, but that caused them great consternation. Now they have to go to back to some of their strongholds where the black vote is and reassure people, keep them on the plantation."
"Don't let them off the plantation," Clarke said Democrats were telling themselves. "Don't let them wander off like I did. Now they've got to spend resources in areas where they didn't think they would have to. Which is why I say it was a brilliant political move."
Clarke, who has worked in law enforcement for nearly four decades and who spoke at the Republican National Convention in July, said he advised Trump that Democratic policies had encouraged the rise of an "urban pathology" that resulted in more murders in the black community, especially among young people.
"Many good, law-abiding black people get caught in gang fights, the crossfire, and those black lives don't seem to matter," Clarke said. "I've asked myself why it is that our young black men, not all of them, but too many of them gravitate towards questionable lifestyle choices, gang involvement, drug dealing. Why is it? It's a cultural thing. That's why I call it cultural dysfunction."Read More . . . .
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