Sherriff Clarke of Milwaukee often appears on conservative news outlets such as Fox News talking about law enforcement issues in the United States. He has garnered a reputation for his bluntly honest and straight forward personality. Yet again, he showed that to be true when he posted to social media an article in which he argued the reason President Obama didn’t go to Louisiana immediately after the devastating floods was because their weren’t enough African Americans effected by it.
https://t.co/EShc8uBu5W Apparently not enough blacks were affected to make a racism issue out of it or to have had a sense of urgency about.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) August 20, 2016
“Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. remarked that President Obama must believe there aren’t enough blacks affected by flood-ravaged Louisiana because the suffering (wasn’t) sufficient for him to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation.
Clarke, who’s a frequent critic of the Obama administration, observed on social media.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, rolled into Baton Rouge with an 18-wheeler full of much-needed supplies and handed them out to the flood-stricken residents, while Obama (continued) to play golf, take in the nightlife and enjoy the fireworks on the Massachusetts island playground of the wealthy.
All of this has had both individuals and local media pleading for the president to show his face and at least act like he was taking charge.
Some people responded to Clarke’s comments to social media.
— marie maglione (@mommags2579) August 20, 2016
— FoxyRoxy (@Roxanne1958) August 20, 2016
The media has not been kind to the President about his actions in regards to the Lousiiana flooding. Many have said he has neglected his constituency by remaining in Martha’s Vineyard on vacation while Louisiana is under water. The pictures of him golfing in Massachusetts and wining and dining wealthy elites at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser during that time also didn’t sit well with people.
Evidence now shows that Obama waited at the behest of the Governor of Lousiana so they could secure everything before his entry. However, Obama is an intelligent man who understands the optics were bad. Remaining in Martha’s Vineyard wasn’t the issue. The issue wae not releasing a statement saying he was waiting at the request of the Governor to go down. It made it look like he was ignoring it.