On Friday, Breitbart.com reported that President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Monday, after he returns to Trump Tower from Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Officials did not say whether Trump is offering Clarke a position with his administration, but signaled interest in his opinions.
“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,” Trump transition team’s Sean Spicer explained.
Clarke, an outspoken champion for Second Amendment gun rights and a registered Democrat, has earned the respect from Trump supporters during the campaign. He also spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, supporting Trump for president.
Clarke also criticized Black Lives Matter activists, calling them a “a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps, criminals, [and] race-hustlers.”
Earlier in the month, CNN reported that Clarke said he would serve in a Trump administration if asked.
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“I don’t expect anything, I don’t have an entitlement mentality,” he said. “I told Donald Trump I wanted to help him, because I thought that this country needed his leadership. That being said, if the President asks you to serve, you step up to fulfill that duty. So if he feels that I can help him and he calls on me, sure I’ll accept it, but I’m not expecting anything.”
BuzzFeed and Politico reported that Clarke is under consideration to become the next secretary of Homeland Security.
Also in the interview, Clarke criticized activists who are protesting the election results, calling them anarchists who don’t support the rule of law, though Clarke himself made news last month when he told supporters it was “pitchfork and torches time” in a tweet.
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