Trump to pardon Arizona ex-sheriff Arpaio 'at appropriate time'

Claudine Rigal
Août 25, 2017

The frequent Trump critic refrained from adding fuel to the fire Thursday morning on Fox News after Trump's rally in Arizona on Tuesday - at which the President, without using his name, slammed Flake as "weak" in front of his home-state crowd.

His comments topped a week of criticism for his response to the hate groups in Charlottesville, painting himself as the victim in the aftermath of the violence while claiming that the media attacked him in their coverage.

Trump's third tweet of the morning showed his anger at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to end the filibuster rule, which required 60 votes to advance most legislation, saying they "are just wasting time".

He said: "They have 48 Democrats, we got no votes". The former sheriff, however, argued his practices were legal and would not change them, according to reports. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. "Right after the event".

Trump got only $1.6 billion for the wall in the last federal budget - experts say it will cost around $22 billion and take three years to complete -and he is threatening to refuse to sign the expenditure if it does not pay for the wall.

Arpaio made an global name for himself during his 20-plus years as sheriff for housing prisoners in desert canvas tents and issuing pink underwear, among other things. "And the unmaskers go free, and those that leak intelligence go free and uranium one deal goes free, and you never hear about Ukranian interference in the election", Hannity said.

He also said the media is "trying to take away our history and our heritage". Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe? He was accused of violating a court order by continuing patrols targeting immigrants.

"So was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?". But I won't do it tonight because I don't want to cause any controversy.

One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his country for 50 years in the military, the Drug Enforcement Administration and as Arizona's Maricopa County sheriff, and that it is not appropriate to send him to prison for "enforcing the law" and "working to keep people safe".

"Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall".

"We are not defined by the color of our skin, the figure on our paycheck, or the party of our politics", Mr. Trump said in Reno, Nevada.

"Last night in Phoenix I read the things from my statements on Charlottesville that the Fake News Media didn't cover fairly", he wrote. "But nevertheless, we have a very good working relationship". Trump, though, said "I'll make a prediction: I think he's going to be just fine". "And now, see, I haven't mentioned any names, so now everybody's happy".

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