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‘Next time they may get knocked out’: Trump-loving sheriff defends detaining man for criticizing him

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who frequently stumped for President-elect Donald J. Trump on the campaign trail, defended himself against allegations he abused his power Thursday, insisting he “reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault.”

The statement was in response to a complaint filed Tuesday by Dan Black, who said the sheriff interrogated him and treated him “like a criminal” at the Mitchell International Airport after Black shook his head at Clarke.

“I see him. He’s a Milwaukee official. He’s flying back to Milwaukee on the big game day. He’s wearing Cowboys gear. I’m surprised I’m the only one who noticed or said anything to him,” Black said.

According to Black, the sheriff recruited several deputies and two K-9 dogs at the airport to sort him to a waiting area and out of the airport.

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Thursday, Clarke insisted Black was in the wrong, penning a Facebook post defending himself against the complaint. “Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The Sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault,” Clarke wrote in a statement.

Milwaukee County Executive Director of Communications Melissa Baldauff said she was aware of the complaint, which will be forwarded to the ethics board for review.

“Civility, decency and respect, that’s the bare minimum,” she said later adding, “It is upsetting that the sheriff would be using his taxpayer-funded social media account to make a preemptive threat of violence against a private citizen.”

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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