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The verbal encounter between Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and CNN host Don Lemon couldn’t have been more dramatic as Sheriff Clarke responded to Lemon’s scripted talking point declaring; “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?”

Clarke glaring at Lemon’s ridicules assertion responded; “You don’t believe that for one minute, do you?” And this brief opening exchange between the two set the tone for the rest of the interview to follow.

At the heart of the issue was Clarke’s referencing of Black Lives Matter, as a “hateful ideology” and emphasizing the undisputed facts that black-on-black crime is a far more dangerous to African-American males than police officers.

The clash of opinions continued as Lemon attempted to defuse the confrontation by suggesting that he was just repeating what he was told stating: “That their message is?” And then pretending to be confused he continued, “Uh, that’s what they said to me.”

However Clarke would have none of it: “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 –”

Lemon interjected asking: “With all due respect, Sheriff, do you know that this was because of that…as a law enforcement officer?” Referring to the Black Lives Matter movement inspiring cop executions.

Which once again had Sheriff Clarke glaring at the CNN host; “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 who 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?”

Source: Breitbart

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