Ex-sheriff David Clarke to Reporter: ‘F— you and the horse you rode in on’

Milwaukee’s former Sheriff, Mr. David Clarke, is known for being a high-profile member of the law enforcement and a eloquent supporter of President Donald Trump, despite being a Democrat.

Remember when County Sheriff David Clarke issued a “retirement statement” to the local media when announcing his resignation:

“After almost forty years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities,” David Clarke wrote. “I will have news about my next steps in the very near future.”

But then David Clarke decided he wanted to return to his position and accusations started swarming through the air. One report stated Clarke plagiarized his master’s thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School he attended.

Clarke, not happy with the criticism, lashed out at reporters as usual..

From thehill:

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) is not afraid to toss the f-bomb at inquiring reporters from his hometown newspaper.

David Clarke

“‘F— you and the horse you rode in on.’ I’m David Clarke and I approve this message,” Clarke wrote last week in an email to Daniel Bice, a self-described “political watchdog columnist” for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The email response came after Bice sent a list of questions to Clarke asking how the former sheriff felt about the loss of his round-the-clock security detail and the costly expenditures that the constant protection has racked up for taxpayers to cover.

Bice reported last week that Milwaukee County, Wis., had spent more than $220,000 in 2017 to provide protection for Clarke due to the “multiplicity of threats” against him after he left his post late last month.

Clarke and his team appeared to enjoy sending Bice goading emails. In one, also shared by Bice on Twitter, a member of Clarke’s staff asked if the reporter would like an extra-small shirt featuring a likeness of the sheriff — a gift in which “no tax dollars will be used.” 

Clarke, a vocal supporter of President Trump, joined the pro-TrumpAmerica First Action super PAC as a spokesman and senior adviser earlier this month.

Clarke has a history of lashing out at reporters. 

In May, he went after CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski, calling him a “sleaze bag,” a “hired gun” and a “CNN hack” on Twitter after he published a report that said Clarke had plagiarized his master’s thesis. 

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