Next week, President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Reportedly, the meeting will take place on November 28 after Trump returns to Trump Tower from Florida.
According to Breitbart News, Trump's transition team leader Sea Spicer said, “The president-elect meets with individuals who he believes he wants to hear their ideas, suggestions, and opinions and then sometimes considers them for multiple potential positions.”
Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. was an early and vocal supporter of Trump's candidacy despite being a registered Democrat. He is currently in his fourth term as sheriff of Milwaukee County, and is the first black man elected to that position. A frequent guest on Fox News network, he addressed the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland. He is also a frequent critic of the leftist Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the critics of relations between police and black communities.
Speaking to MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle recently about the coming Trump administration, Clarke was asked by the white Ruhle, "Why is it that you don't have concerns about Jeff Sessions and racial insensitivity?" She continued, "You've said in the past that you don't believe he has a racist bone in his body. But if a police officer shoots an unarmed man there's a very good chance that ends up in a Jeff Sessions Department of Justice."
"Many people are concerned about Jeff Sessions as it relates to race relations," Ruhle said.
After noting that when Sessions served as Attorney General of Alabama, he was instrumental in desegregated schools and prosecuted member of the Ku Klux Klan who was eventually was given the death penalty. "What you're going to get from Jeff Sessions is a fair enforcement, consistent enforcement of the rule of law," Clarke said. "He's dedicated, committed to the rule of law and the constitution of the United States."
"One of the things that the Civil Rights Movement in the United States has asked for is the consistent application of the law so that politics doesn't creep in. That's what you're going to get from Jeff Sessions," Clarke said.
"I know Donald Trump," Clarke said. "I've spent personal time with him, not just in a rope line. He's a fair individual. He is also not a racist. This is a political slander, that's all this is. This is what goes on when the left can not say anything nice about somebody on the right. They'll the 'r-word' out there and watch them twist in the wind as they sit up there and try to deny the fact that claim is true."
"Everybody needs to settle down," he added. "Give the man a chance. Let him take some time to try to heal this nation. That's what's needed right now. I said early on in the election one of the first things I would suggest the next president do is deliver a Gettysburg-type address to try to bring this nation back together and heal."