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‘The apocalypse is upon us’: Internet appalled after Trump taps Sheriff David Clarke to join DHS

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Controversial Milwaukee Country Sheriff and Fox News personality David Clarke is accepting a federal appointment as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, and will act as a liaison between federal, state and local law enforcements, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports.

Clarke has been the subject of multiple controversies, including the deaths of three inmates and one baby in a jail run by the conservative firebrand. He’s also repeatedly called Black Lives Matter a terrorist organization and frequently refers to the activist group as “Black Lies Matter.”

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News that Donald Trump tapped Clarke to work in the DHS—in a role that does not require Congressional approval—shook the internet on Wednesday. Some users pointed out that, given the slew on controversies currently engulfing the White House, perhaps hiring Clarke is not the best idea.Read some of the best responses below:

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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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