Ever since he rose to prominence — thanks to his pro-gun, tough-on-crime media appearances on Fox and elsewhere — former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has targeted the law enforcer for electoral defeat. Bloomberg is thought to have been particularly incensed with Sheriff Clarke’s public service ad in 2013 (above), advising citizens to tool-up.
Bloomberg spent over $150,000 to defeat Sheriff Clarke reelection campaign in 2014 — more than both Sheriff Clarke and his opponent spent on the campaign all together. Clarke won the race by a 52 to 48 percent margin.
Sheriff Clarke has been a speaker at two National Rifle Association annual meetings, in 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, Sheriff Clarke opened with ” Blue lives matter, Police lives matter, cops lives matter.” He correctly forecast the demonization of the police by the establishment media and Black Live Matter would result in a police murders.
At the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, Sheriff Clarke congratulated NRA members for “dodging a bullet” by electing President Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.
There’s speculation that Sheriff Clarke’s closerthanthis relationship with the NRA could lead to a job within America’s oldest civil rights organization. As the NRA seeks to expand its base beyond OFWGs, it seems entirely likely. Alternatively, there’s talk that Clarke may serve in a high level position in the Trump administration.
Clarke’s tweeted he will reveal his plans after the labor day weekend, 2017.
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