Who Is David Clarke? Sheriff Who Says He's Joining Trump's Administration Has Some Weird Twitter Likes

David Clarke
From Brazilian girls in bikinis to comparing Hillary Clinton to a horse, David Clarke has an interesting history of Twitter likes. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said on a radio show Wednesday that he would accept a position as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. The job is a senior position that involves coordinating outreach to local law enforcement agencies. "I'm both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position, working for the Trump administration," Clarke said.

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Clarke has been one of the more controversial figures to have gained notoriety during Donald Trump's political ascension. Known for wearing a large cowboy hat, Clarke has been an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, going so far as to call those protesting Michael Brown's death in Freguson, Missouri, "vultures on a roadside carcass." It was also reported in April that a mentally ill prison inmate in Clarke's jail died after being deprived of water for seven days. A grand jury recently recommended criminal charges be brought against the jail's staff.

Though Clarke's appointment has not been confirmed, it would not be unexpected consdiering the value Trump places on loyalty (Clarke has long been an unwavering supporter of the president). The news has drawn widespread criticism, as well as renewed scrutiny of Clarke's past actions. In addition to denouncing protesters, those actions have apparently included liking a bizarre array of Twitter posts. Here are some highlights.

A big ol' gun

Whoa! Take a look at some of the world's biggest handguns: https://t.co/7Xijup90fB @SmithWessonCorp pic.twitter.com/BzF4kO1Go3

— NRA Blog (@NRAblog) December 28, 2016

A meme equating protesters to the KKK


#TuesdayShoesday means Red Toes Tuesday with @LouboutinWorld pic.twitter.com/QeTE99t8wK

— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) August 16, 2016

A suggestion from the Daily Caller that there is now a reason to travel to Brazil other than the Zika virus

Forget About Zika, These Pictures Are The Only Reason You Need To Go To The Olympics https://t.co/GCKiCsXbP3 pic.twitter.com/QylFOJuEVK

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 11, 2016

Comparing Hillary Clinton to a horse

Santa stiching an American flag

My #Christmas🎄Wish💫#UnitedStates Restored To It's Greatness & Beauty.
Great🇺🇸Nation To Turn Back The Moral Compass☑ pic.twitter.com/GJUxyFBIsK

— 𝓝𝓪𝓿𝔂👠𝓑𝓻𝓪𝓽 🕊️ (@RavenHUWolf) December 25, 2015


.@CarlyFiorina the first presidential candidate to shuck corn at @IowaStateFair #CornStand pic.twitter.com/uv6h0KSyMM

— M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) August 17, 2015

A Sam Elliott meme

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— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 8, 2016

One of many Judge Jeanine posts Clarke has liked

In sonoma. A view from my room. All I need is a straw!! pic.twitter.com/YOr2QRaszU

— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) October 22, 2015

A truly remarkable number of lion-based memes, posting in support of everything from Ted Cruz to Jesus

Sheriff David Clarke

Several interesting uses of logic

Co-opting Elmur Fudd to push his pro-gun agenda

MT @ChuckNellis: From our cold dead hands! #NRA http://t.co/3lunqjliRu #2A #PJNET

— Judy CONSERVATIVE (@jstines3) March 13, 2015

And, finally, despite all the hate, Clarke is a nature lover