Sheriff Arpaio to police Trump’s Arizona rally

by ELIZA COLLINS  |  published on March 19, 2016

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County is relishing the opportunity to host Donald Trump at a rally on his own turf Saturday — and serve as the muscle at the same time.

After taking a few days off from his long streak of attention-grabbing rallies, Trump is cranking back up this weekend, and has scheduled one of his events right in the backyard of the long-serving and controversial Arizona sheriff.

“Here I’m gonna be kinda wearing two hats — in charge of the security there in the town and also participating, I would imagine, with Trump in the rally, so it makes it interesting,” Arpaio said in an interview with POLITICO, adding that it “is going to be a lot of fun taking care of business there.”

Arpaio, who officially endorsed Trump back in January, said that he’s expecting protests at Saturday’s event. But the 83-year-old sheriff who has repeatedly been accused of racial profiling Hispanic residents says Trump’s clashes pale in comparison to his own.

  • bobs33hotrod

    Sheriff JOE ARPAIO, If they don’t like you their any more in MARICOPO, PLEASE come to the BAY-AREA CALIFORNIA. We would be the most BLESSED CITIZENS EVER. YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.
    BOBBY ~!~

  • Abel

    Good for Sheriff Joe. He stands up for what he believes and is not backing down to the Socialist power brokers. Sheriff Joe is like a breath of fresh air!

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