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Sheriff David Clarke: Trump Putting Focus on 'Hell Holes'

 (Fox News/"America's Newsroom")

By    |   Monday, 29 Aug 2016 03:57 PM

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke applauded Donald Trump for his Twitter messages about the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin, saying Monday the GOP presidential nominee was making a valid point and is bringing attention to the violence in the nation's inner cities.

"The only reason he is taking heat for this from the left and from Democrats and from Mrs. Bill Clinton is because he is putting focus and spotlight where it should be, the hell holes called American ghettos here in the United States," the outspoken conservative lawman told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Trump's first tweet Saturday said the shooting showed what he had been saying and included a call for African American voters to choose him this fall, but a subsequent one expressed condolences for the young woman's death in Chicago.

Clarke pointed out President Barack Obama or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have not commented, on not only this death, but about the carnage in the nation's inner cities.

"Over 2700 people have been shot in the great city of Chicago this year in non-fatal shootings," Clarke told Fox News. "[Also,] 455 people have been murdered in Chicago against — here is another statistic — about 275 coalition forces in Afghanistan who have been killed since the start of Barack Obama's second term."

Trump sent tweets Monday morning to court the African-American vote, and Clarke said he believes the nominee's latest outreach effort is "brilliant," as Clinton and Democrats did not see it coming.

"They have had to spend money and resources putting out ads to fight off the attempt by Donald Trump to plead for the black American vote," Clarke said. "So, you know, if they're reacting to it, that is where you want them to be. They know that they have a problem if people start to open their eyes — black people. It will not happen overnight. Everybody wants instantaneous movement of the needle. I'm not predicting any seismic shift here."

As a result, there is new talk about what is needed in the nation's cities, Clarke told the program.

"We have to do something about this," Clarke said. "We have to improve the quality of life for black people. I don't care how uneducated or impoverished they are, we still have to do something about it. Donald Trump is only one wants to talk about it."

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke applauded Donald Trump for his Twitter messages about the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin, saying Monday the GOP presidential nominee was making a valid point and is bringing attention to the violence in the nation's inner cities.
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