Fox guest: Anti-immigrant former Sheriff Joe Arpaio “should be … getting the Medal of Freedom”

Doug Wead claims Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court after flouting an order to stop racist policing practices, only  “got this charge ... because he supported Donald Trump for president”

From the August 25 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): President Trump hinting at a pardon for former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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DOUG WEAD: This is a tragedy what's happened to him. He should be in the East Room of the White House getting the Medal of Freedom put around his neck. Not sent to prison to be assassinated and murdered, which is what would happen.

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WEAD: The only reason Joe Arpaio got this charge, and it wasn't tried by a jury, it was a leftist judge, it's because he supported Donald Trump for president.

Previously:

On Hannity, Joe Arpaio whines about the investigation that found him guilty

How Fox promoted convicted criminal Joe Arpaio, who may be pardoned by Trump

Neo-Nazis called on Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio. Now Trump is “seriously considering” doing it.