Maracopa County (Ariz.) Sherriff Joe Arpaio is campaigning for Donald Trump with his usual flare for the dramatic.
Addressing Trump supporters at a rally, Arpaio said:
“I’ve had four presidential candidates visit me in the tents. Four! And they all lost. I tried to get Hillary down here, but she’s too smart. She won’t come to the tents. I’d even give her a free pair of pink underwear! You guys don’t probably know what I’m talking about. I guess most of you do, right?”
Arpaio has often been the center of controversy. The reference to offering Clinton a pair of pink underwear comes from Arpaio’s practice of forcing inmates in the overflow facility of the Maracopa County jail to wear pink underwear and live in outdoor tents during Phoenix’s sweltering summer months. The living conditions and the wearing of pink are considered by some as cruel and unusual punishment as summer temperatures in Phoenix often soar above 110 degrees.
Arpaio may also have been referencing the legal troubles Clinton is currently facing. As Western Journalism has reported, the FBI is actively conducting an investigation into her handling of classified information on her private email server during her time as secretary of state.
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However, it appears, Trump has found a herald whom he can use.
Trump has promised to build a border wall between Mexico and the United States if elected president. Arpaio would undoubtedly applaud the move, considering the sitting president has made Arpaio and his sheriff’s department a target of the Justice Department, suing Arpaio and Maricopa County alleging deputies racially profile Latinos.