Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has endorsed Donald Trump for president.
Tuesday, in a statement from the Trump campaign, Arpaio said, “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. 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.”
Trump said, “I have great respect for Sheriff Arpaio. We must restore law and order on the border and respect the men and women of our police forces. I thank him for his support of my policies and candidacy for President.”
Arpaio is well-known for his tough stance on illegal immigration, a key topic of Trump’s campaign.
According to the Trump campaign, Arpaio has attended both of Trump’s campaign rallies in Arizona.
Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWitt has also endorsed Trump.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump was also endorsed by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.[SOURCE: The Daily Caller]