Sheriff David Clarke Crushes Don Lemon Over Hateful Black Lives Matter
Sheriff David Clarke Clashes With Don Lemon in Cleveland Over ‘Hateful Ideology’ of Black Lives Matter
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke clashed with CNN host Don Lemon over the “hateful ideology” of the Black Lives Matter movement, emphasizing that black-on-black crime is a far more serious threat to black males than cops.
“I spoke to the heads of the sheriff department, the police department, and the state police down there and they told us how their hearts were reeling. Their message is peace and how they’re coming together in the country. What’s your message?” Lemon asked.
Clarke snorted. “You don’t believe that for one minute, do you?”
“That their message is?” Lemon said, confused. “Uh, that’s what they said to me.”
“Yeah, I believe them. I was over there –”
“Any protests over the deaths of these cops today in Baton Rogue?” Clarke interrupted.
“I don’t know that. I don’t know that,” Lemon said.
“Any riots or protests over the police officers in Dallas, Texas?”
“What are you asking?” Lemon said.
“It’s a pretty simple question,” Clarke said.
“I asked you if what your message to the people — their message is one of peace. What is your message?”
“My message has been clear from day one, two years ago. This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called Black Lives Matter has fueled this rage against the American police officer. I predicted this two years ago. So what I want to know –”
“With all due respect, Sheriff, do you know that this was because of that? As a law enforcement officer?” Lemon asked, referring to the Black Lives Matter movement inspiring cop executions.
“Yes. I do. I’ve been watching this for two years. I predicted this. This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that are now playing themselves out on the American police officer,” Clarke said. “I want to know, with all of the black-on-black violence going on in the United States of America — by the way, when the tragedies happen in Louisiana and Minnesota, did you know that 21 black people were murdered across the United States? Was there any reporting on it? Was there any reporting on it?”
“Sheriff, please, let’s just keep the volume down. So, I understand –” Lemon began.
“I’m looking at three dead cops this week and I’m looking at five last week, and you’re trying to tell me to keep it down?” Clarke asked.