Sheriff Clarke: Trump Could Be the 'Winston Churchill of the 21st Century'

By Michael W. Chapman | February 21, 2017 | 3:59pm EST

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A.

Clarke Jr.  (AP) 

Commenting on left-wing protests against President Donald Trump on Monday, President's Day, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the activists are leading a "resistance movement" that wants to intimidate Trump "into inaction," and added that if he stays focused on his campaign promises and making America great again, Trump "has the chance to be the Winston Churchill of the 21st century."

"But look, these people are like petulant children stomping their feet with these child-like nursery rhyme slogans, ‘Hey, hey! Ho, ho!’ That stuff is stupid," said Sheriff Clarke during a Feb. 20 interview on the Fox Business Network's "Mornings With Maria."  "It's very juvenile behavior. But that's quite all right, if they act like that."

“Look, I think Donald Trump -- and I really believe this: He has the chance to be the Winston Churchill of 21st century," said Sheriff Clarke.

"If he continues to focus on what he talked about during the campaign, and what he still continues to talk about in terms of making America great again, making America safe again," said the sheriff,  "I believe that he will be that Winston Churchill of the 21st century."

“So, the big thing for him is to just stay focused," he said. "They're trying to intimidate him, into inaction. They're trying to deny him his lawful position as president of the United States. He is the president of the United States, he's president of all the people."

“I know he's the president," said Clarke.  "I was in Washington, D.C., during the inaugural week. I saw him put his hand on the Bible and take the oath and be sworn in."

"And so, he is the president of all people," said the sheriff.  "That doesn't mean all people have to like him, but all people must respect him as the 45th president of the United States.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill  (1874-1965).


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