Army veteran rips apart Sheriff David Clarke for his 'toy uniform' adorned with 'novelty pins'

An irate veteran called out Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a string of tweets posted Wednesday night, berating the conservative firebrand for his highly decorated uniform.

Clarke, a controversial sheriff and staunch Trump supporter, who reportedly accepted an offer to become the next assistant deputy secretary of Homeland Security, is known for making quite the stir with his fashion choices over the years.

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. departs after a meeting with U.S. President elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower New York, U.S., November 28, 2016.

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump talks with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 16, 2016.

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump talks with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. (L) and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 16, 2016.

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke salutes at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016.

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Sheriff David Clarke speaks before republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a rally at the KI Convention Center on October 17, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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At most of his public functions, the sheriff often can be found wearing a cowboy hat, a stylish suit or, most notable, his uniform decorated with a number of pins and ribbons.

On Wednesday evening, Charles Clymer pointed out on Twitter that even though they may look like military medals, they may not be.

Clymer‏ — who describes himself as a Texan army veteran, genderqueer, and a writer — immediately launched into Clark via tweet replies, attacking the sheriff for his "toy uniform" and "unauthorized" pins.

"Look at this f------ guy's uniform," Clymer posted. "You see all that s--- pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not supposed to be there."

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Clymer's post was liked more 9,000 times — but he was nowhere close to being finished.

Over the course of 12 minutes, Clymer unleashed a fiery tirade against Clark, with 14 separate tweets in all.

The rant immediately went viral. Read the rest below.

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1/ Okay, regarding Sheriff David Clarke, can I be petty for a second about something that's always irritated me? (thread)
2/ Look at this fucking guy's uniform. You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not s… https://t.co/PcuRihOp1v
3/ I can't be the only military veteran who has seen Clarke's uniform and been like: that's fucking ridiculous.
4/ Let me explain why this is irritating for me. Military (and police) decorations are earned. They take hard work and sacrifice.
5/ Colin Powell once described a dress uniform as a solider's resume. You can tell what they've done by their ribbons and badges.
6/ Implied here, of course, is that the more shit you have on your uniform, the more impressed civilians will be. It projects authority.
7/ If you've earned decorations, wear them! But Sheriff David Clarke is trying to pull a fast one on average Americans.
8/ I mean look at this fucking shit. It's literally a sloppy assortment of badge replicas arranged neatly, but it l… https://t.co/1YzOOSbKAH
9/ On the left side, you have what appears to be more badge replicas/pins and several ribbons, one of which looks u… https://t.co/AU1IuwKMnG
10/ And then up top, you have the flag pin arranged on the lapel as though it's part of the uniform code. Pretty su… https://t.co/hE9p9p4Ivo
11/ Y'all, this is something a fucking 10 year-old does. And I know because I was 10 and did this with a pin collection one day. Stupid fun.
12/ But a grown-ass adult arranging his uniform in a way with novelty pins to give the appearance of being highly decorated? What the fuck.
13/ It's so cringe-inducing every time I see it because I think of other military folks shaking their damn heads at this Mickey Mouse shit.
14/ Anyway, David Clarke is fucking awful, but his toy uniform, especially, sets my teeth on edge. Rant over. /thread
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In all, Clymer's tweets were liked nearly 100,000 times and seem to be widely received well.

"Thanks for sharing your rant! Not only is it valuable to the conversation, it's enlightening and a perspective I'd missed," on person tweeted, while another posted, "Thanks for this. To me, as a civilian, this always seemed over the top but couldn't I identify why."

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