Outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke advised U.S. officials to stop trying to “understand” radical Islam and focus on destroying it.
In this Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke talks during a budget hearing in Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin sheriff said he released an ad calling on residents to defend themselves because the old model of having a citizen call 911 and wait for help isn't always the best option. (AP)
Clarke’s blunt remarks came Saturday on Fox News’ “Cost of Freedom” in the aftermath of the horrific terror attack in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead and hundreds wounded.
"I'm through trying to understand the sick ideology of (radical) Islamism. Instead of trying to understand it, we ought to just try to kill it as an ideology,” he said.
Clarke criticized President Barack Obama for failing to lay out an effective strategy to combat violent radical Islamic terror and "lecturing" Americans on Islam.
"There's no clear, coherent strategy either at the federal or the local level to do anything about this, to destroy this ideology,” the sheriff added.
He was then asked what he’d like to hear from Donald Trump on the issue. Check out his answer: