Sheriff Clarke identifies the disrupters that are targeting Donald Trump as riot starters who show up for the express purpose of creating chaos. He says, “This is a threat to ordered liberty in the United States of America. Look, these presidential candidates and their supporters have every right to participate in this process in our democratic state here in the United States of America.”
“And for that to be thwarted by these bullies, these goons, is downright wrong.” Clarke says, “Look, the Chicago police, the officers were under-resourced last night. Shame on the Chicago Police administrators for not putting their line officers in a position to be able to accomplish their mission, which was to have this rally go on.”
He says, “This rally was cancelled in the name of public safety? Why don’t we cancel these rebellions in the name of public safety? These people had their civil rights violated, who showed up at this rally and wanted to participate, as the Constitution allows, in our presidential election politics. Donald Trump’s First Amendment rights were squashed last night because of the cancellation of this rally.”
“I expect the people who show up at these rallies to stand up for themselves and don’t back down to these bullies and these goons and to have your voice heard as well,” says Clarke. “The numbers are on your side. Look, the people who show up at the Trump rallies or at anybody else’s rally, they’re not asking for trouble. They didn’t start this stuff but I don’t expect them to back down. I expect the police to do what they have to do to make sure that these events can be pulled off. I expect law abiding citizens, if the police need a hand, to step in. Keep in mind, for the people that attend these rallies, the numbers are on your side.”
Clarke says, “They’re not advocating for violence and I’m not either, but I’m not going to back down and I don’t expect them to back down either.
Cavuto asks Sheriff Clarke about the claims by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz that Trump brings this upon himself. Clarke responds, well, I think they’re wrong; I’m not going to blame Trump for this. He declines to tell Donald Trump what he should say, noting that he knows how to run his campaign, but has a question that needs to be answered. Clarke asks the audience to “Look at some of the language used by Mrs. Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their rallies and at their debates. How they criticize the police, they attack the police, they stoke up racial animosity, the ‘president’ of the United States is the one that created this division, stoking up racial discord, class warfare, gender warfare for the last eight years. For people to blame this on Donald Trump is way out of bounds.
Sheriff Clarke points out that these are anarchists who advocate violence and chaos in the name of virtue, so they don’t respond to normal efforts to return law and order. They don’t want order.
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