Jake Tapper: The president wants to pardon Joe Arpaio, who pushed Trump's racist birther campaign
Tapper: Trump and Arpaio "once found common cause in their joint unfounded and not a little bit racist campaign to smear the first African-American president as having been born in Africa"
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From the August 23 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:
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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Arizona is also home to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, with whom then-citizen Trump once found common cause in their joint unfounded and not-a-little-bit-racist campaign to smear the first African-American president as having been born in Africa, a charge for which, of course, there is no credible evidence.
Arpaio was found guilty last month of criminal attempt for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case, but last night the president suggested he would pardon the former sheriff.