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.” (RELATED: Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Al Sharpton: ‘Come On Down Here’ [VIDEO])
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. (RELATED: Sheriff Joe Arpaio BLASTS Mexico Over Its Opposition To Texas Border Enforcement Push)
According to the Trump campaign, Arpaio has attended both of Trump’s campaign rallies in Arizona. (RELATED: A Day With America’s Sheriff: The Great Joe Arpaio)
Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWitt has also endorsed Trump.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump was also endorsed by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (RELATED: Jerry Falwell Jr. Endorses Donald Trump For President)