President Donald Trump certainly hinted that he plans to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio during a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday.
When the president asked rally attendees if they liked “Sheriff Joe,” the crowd erupted in cheers.
“So was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?” Trump said to more cheers. “He should have had a jury, but I’ll make a prediction: I think he’s going to be just fine.”
He added, “But I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy. Is that OK? But Sheriff Joe can feel good.”
Trump’s comments come after reports had already suggested he plans to pardon the controversial figure.