Former sheriff Joe Arpaio told Newsmax TV on Tuesday he is "100 percent" behind President Donald Trump and "kind of like[s]" what is happening on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Arpaio, who received a presidential pardon for a contempt of court charge from Trump, appeared on "America Talks Live" where he discussed his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico City, and what has been happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"I'm a little careful right now to talk what's going on, you know I'm 100 percent backing President Donald Trump, and I don't know what his plan is, but I kind of like at least the infancy stage of what is going on in that situation in California, Tijuana, San Diego," Arpaio said.
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When asked about Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not get funding for a wall on the southwest border, the former sheriff said he "of course" supports Trump, adding the president is "doing the right thing."
"What's more important, shutting down the government or having the terrorists coming across and criminals and all that?" Arpaio continued. "If it takes them shutting down the government or putting the army at the border, I think it should be across the border, the U.S. Army, like when I was over there . . . you've got to do everything you can."
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