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Ex-sheriff David Clarke drops f-bomb on reporter

Ex-sheriff David Clarke drops f-bomb on reporter

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) is not afraid to toss the f-bomb at inquiring reporters from his hometown newspaper.

"'F--- you and the horse you rode in on.' I'm David Clarke and I approve this message," Clarke wrote last week in an email to Daniel Bice, a self-described "political watchdog columnist" for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The email response came after Bice sent a list of questions to Clarke asking how the former sheriff felt about the loss of his round-the-clock security detail and the costly expenditures that the constant protection has racked up for taxpayers to cover.

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Bice reported last week that Milwaukee County, Wis., had spent more than $220,000 in 2017 to provide protection for Clarke due to the "multiplicity of threats" against him after he left his post late last month.

Clarke and his team appeared to enjoy sending Bice goading emails. In one, also shared by Bice on Twitter, a member of Clarke's staff asked if the reporter would like an extra-small shirt featuring a likeness of the sheriff — a gift in which "no tax dollars will be used." 

Clarke, a vocal supporter of President Trump, joined the pro-Trump America First Action super PAC as a spokesman and senior adviser earlier this month.

Clarke has a history of lashing out at reporters. 

In May, he went after CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski, calling him a “sleaze bag,” a “hired gun” and a “CNN hack” on Twitter after he published a report that said Clarke had plagiarized his master's thesis.