Report: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Endorse Donald Trump

With mug shots of those arrested in the background, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies made dozens of arrests in the sting in …
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Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is reportedly heading to Iowa to endorse GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

“Joe Arpaio, the hard-line anti-immigration sheriff from Arizona, will appear with Donald J. Trump in Iowa today and endorse his candidacy, according to Mr. Trump’s campaign,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported.

Haberman wrote Arpaio “espouses some of the Republican Party’s most conservative views about undocumented immigrants.”

Arpaio is expected to appear with Trump in Marshalltown, Iowa this evening.

“I have great respect for Sheriff Arpaio. We must restore law and order and respect the men and women of our police forces. I thank him for his support of my policies and candidacy for President,” Trump stated.

In a statement from the Trump campaign released to The New York Times, Arapaio announced:

Donald Trump is a leader. He produces results and is ready to get tough in order to protect American jobs and families. I have fought on the front lines to prevent illegal immigration and I know Donald Trump will stand with me, and countless Americans to secure our border. I am proud to support him as the best candidate for President of the United States of America.


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