Texans have hunkered down since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the coastal city of Rockport; the storm has caused unprecedented levels of flooding and property damage across the Houston metro area.
The storm has also served as a litmus test for how President Donald Trump would respond during the first natural disaster to strike the United States during his term. The consensus is one of failure.
The book, Cop Under Fire, by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., contends that "America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years" due to "racial tension, animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, and disregard for the constitutional process."
It also features a foreword written by Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, who says the book is "a must-read for people who love this great country."
This might be the scariest tweet he's sent. Imagine reading this as water is rising in your house.— inglouriousbasterd (@suprninjapirate) August 27, 2017
Houston is facing catastrophic flooding and Trump becomes a bookseller on Twitter?— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) August 27, 2017
It's strange that you are promoting a book by the man who rejected your offer to head up Homeland Security. Does he have dirt on you?— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 27, 2017
Several likened the president's support for David Clarke to his support for Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona Sheriff was convicted of abuses of power, including failure to investigate sex crimes and unlawful enforcement of immigration laws. Clarke, who spoke at last year's Republican National Convention has accused Planned Parenthood of "genocide," has said blacks "sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle" and has described Black Lives Matter as a "hate group."
The fact that Joe Arpaio and David Clarke are who Donald Trump thinks represent the best in American law enforcement speaks volumes.— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) August 26, 2017
Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
I will also be going to a wonderful state, Missouri, that I won by a lot in '16. Dem C.M. is opposed to big tax cuts. Republican will win S!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017