Clarke: Tarantino Trying To Show He’s ‘Down With the Struggle,’ ‘Shares No Black Experiences’

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) responded to director Quentin Tarantino’s criticism of him during Tarantino’s MSNBC interview on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Clarke said, “you notice that he [Tarantino] had to look down and read from the script that somebody prepared for him. He didn’t know who David Clarke was. I have never talked about Quentin Tarantino on Fox News, but that’s neither here nor there. This guy really stepped in it. And you know it’s not unusual for this thing to happen. Here’s the phenomenon, you have these Hollywood elites. He’s a 1%er, a limousine liberal, who feels a little guilty about his lot in life, and so every once in a while what these elites do is they go down and appear at these demonstrations, and they try to get their legitimacy that they’re down with the struggle. They go down there, they get too far out ahead of their skis, and they say something stupid. Look, Quentin Tarantino’s father, his dad said that, his son was wrong and should apologize. My advice to Quentin Tarantino, honor thy father, apologize, get yourself out of this. I’ll tell you what, I’ll make you a deal, Quentin, you take the proceeds, the profits from your next movie, donate them to the Concerns of Police Survivor[s] or the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall in Washington, DC, maybe NYPD, for survivors of people who have been killed in the line of duty, and I will help call off the dogs on this proposed boycott. But what he needs to do is realize that when he’s going to go down, for his own game, like I said, he wants to feel like he’s down with the struggle. He has no idea what people who he showed up with down there are living like. He has no — he shares no black experiences. The fact is that this guy is used to red carpets and champagne toasts. That’s his lifestyle, that’s what he’s guilty about, because he doesn’t want these groups to turn on him.”

Clarke added, “this isn’t even a First Amendment issue. He doesn’t even know what he’s talking about. No government entity is telling Quentin Tarantino to knock it off. But I will say this, he should show up in the first week of May, or the second week of May during police memorial week in Washington, DC, visit the Mall, with the wall that has the name of 2,500 law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Sean, I reached out to MSNBC for are a counterpoint of view to his rambling and his babbling yesterday, and they declined. They said they’re not big fans of mine. I guess they don’t share Fox News’ fair and balanced philosophy.”

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