Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke melted down in a profanity-laced Twitter rant on Sunday in which he encouraged the public to defy the government’s precautionary warnings meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, alleging that liberal billionaire George Soros was somehow involved in the “FLU panic.”
“GO INTO THE STREETS FOLKS. Visit bars, restaurants, shopping malls, CHURCHES and demand that your schools re-open. NOW! If government doesn’t stop this foolishness…STAY IN THE STREETS. END GOVERNEMNT CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? THIS IS AN EXPLOITATION OF A CRISIS,” Clarke posted on his Twitter account, where he has nearly one million followers.
In another tweet, Clarke called the United States’ response to the COVID-19 coronavirus the byproduct of “several decades of liberal wussification.” Clarke wrote, “We closed America, we crashed the economy not on the basis of factual information but out of panic, fear & hysteria.”
On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Sunday the cancellation of all events of 50 or more people in the United States for the next eight weeks. Across the nation, businesses, restaurants, and bars are operating at limited capacities and people are practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. New York City has ordered the closure of restaurants, except for take-out. Clarke’s tweets were widely panned as dangerous.
Monday morning, three of Clarke’s tweets were no longer visible on his Twitter timeline. Twitter told Right Wing Watch that it took action against Clarke’s tweets for violating its stated policy against encouraging self-harm.
In one since-removed tweet, Clarke claimed that the ordered closures of bars and restaurants were part of “orchestrated attempt to destroy CAPITALISM.” Clarke urged businesses to “defy the order.”
Another removed tweet read: “I am TIRED of all this, ‘we have to err on the side of caution’ BULL SH*T. WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO REASONABLENESS DAMMIT. It’s the DAMN FLU. Stop being afraid and start being SENSIBLE. WASH YOUR FUCK*NG HANDS! STOP BUYING TOILET PAPER. DO YOU FUC*ING HEAR ME????”
The third removed tweet urged people to “TAKE…TO …THE…STREETS.”
Ironically, Clarke’s Twitter bio currently reads: “I AM LEAVING TWITTER DUE TO THEIR CONSERVATIVE SPEECH CONTROL. TOTALITARIAN BIGOTS.”
Clarke also floated an anti-Soros conspiracy theory in his Sunday meltdown, suggesting that the wealthy liberal donor was involved in stoking fears of the outbreak.
“Not ONE media outlet has asked about George Soros’s involvement in this FLU panic. He is SOMEWHERE involved in this,” Clarke wrote. He continued, “I don’t talke my orders from ANYBODY. I lead and think for myself. The left HATES that from a black man.”
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reportedly suggested the White House hire Clark for ”a homeland security role.” (The New York Times reported that officials privately communicated “to associates” that Thomas’ personnel recommendations “could never survive proper vetting.”) But if Thomas’ suggestion had actually been acted upon, Clarke would currently be working at the forefront of the country’s response to coronavirus.
Fox News effectively banned Clarke from appearing on its network in 2018, and one source told The Daily Beast that Clarke’s rhetoric on-air “became crazier and crazier and most shows refused to use him.” Clarke was also let go from the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action, where he wound up after he was passed over in 2017 for a White House job.
This article was originally published at Right Wing Watch as is republished here by permission.
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‘He Needs to Get Out’: Murkowski Unleashes on Trump – First GOP Senator to Call for Resignation, Says She May Exit Party
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Friday blasted the leader of her party, President Donald Trump, becoming the first Republican Senator to call for his resignation. She also threatened to leave the GOP.
“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News. “I think he should leave.”
She also said, “if the Republican Party has become nothing more than the party of Trump, I sincerely question whether this is the party for me.”
President Trump, she added, “said he’s not going to show up. He’s not going to appear at the inauguration. He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president. He doesn’t want to stay there. He only wants to stay there for the title. He only wants to stay there for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing.”
The Alaska Senator blames Trump for the riotous insurrection, too.
“Even after the vice president told President Trump that,” he could not overturn the results of the election, Trump “still told his supporters to fight. How are they supposed to take that? It’s an order from the president. And so that’s what they did. They came up and they fought and people were harmed, and injured and died.”
Read the entire interview here.
Barr Contradicts Trump: No Widespread Election Fraud
Attorney General Bill Barr has just issued the most damning response from inside the Trump administration to counter the president’s weeks-long litany of lies about election fraud: there wasn’t any.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr, who for years has gone to bat for Trump, told the Associated Press.
Before the election Barr worked to support President Donald Trump’s false claims of potential widespread election fraud. Nearly a week after the election Barr angered voting rights experts when he authorized the Dept. of Justice to investigate “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities.
But none have been uncovered, despite Trump’s daily lies and 40 lawsuits, of which he’s lost 39.
In an interview with the AP Barr “said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election.”
This is a breaking news and developing story.
Trump on Coronavirus: ‘I Take Full Responsibility – It’s Not My Fault’ (Video)
President Donald Trump tried claim he is taking “full responsibility” over the coronavirus pandemic during the final presidential debate.
This is what he says is taking “full responsibility”:
“I take full responsibility. It’s not my fault that it came here, it’s China’s fault.”
Back in March Trump infamously told reporters, “I don’t take responsibility at all.”
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