After the Veep debate, Geraldo Rivera and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke joined Sean Hannity to discuss the debate. Things quickly broke down when Rivera attempted to claim that Clarke’s rhetoric was racist.
Who knew a black man could be so racist against black people? I suppose the liberal narrative that “only white people can be racist” only applies so long as minorities are liberals.
Clarke said he took exception to Tim Kaine’s criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for saying black Americans are “living in hell.” Can anyone really deny that things are worse in the black community, where they’ve been under Democrat rule for decades?
“I said that before Donald Trump did,” Clarke asserted, recalling remarks that he’s made months ago. “I said the American ghetto is a hellhole — unless Mrs. Bill Clinton and Sen. Kaine think it’s OK for blacks to live in entrenched poverty with failing schools, inadequate housing and crime-infested neighborhoods.”
Rivera pushed back, saying he grew up in New York City and rides his bike on streets all over the town. “Harlem is not a hellhole,” Rivera said. “I got news for you. There are beautiful brownstones there. There’s a striving middle class. There’s new restaurants opening all the time.”
Great single example Geraldo! Want to take a look at Newark, Camden, Detroit, Chicago, etc., and let me know how they’r egoing?
Rivera finished by calling Clarke’s generalization “outrageous” before being cut off by Hannity, who tried to shift the discussion to the problems of African-Americans in Chicago. Rivera agreed that there are “pockets of real gang violence” in Chicago, but that’s all he’s expect.
As US Herald reports:
Clarke ended the discussion by inviting Rivera to ride along with him on patrol for a week in Milwaukee and Chicago.
“I’ll show you a different part of the American ghetto… that’s the part we don’t want to talk about. You want to talk about the areas that have been revitalized.”
Rivera didn’t accept… but he didn’t turn down the invitation, either.
You know – I’m going to take the word of the black sheriff when it comes to the black community as opposed to the left-wing talking head.