Jake Tapper: The president wants to pardon Joe Arpaio, who pushed Trump's racist birther campaign

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.

Previously:

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

Flashback: how Fox News promoted Trump's birtherism

CBS' John Dickerson: “Trump was the chief birther in America"
 

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