Jim Hoft Aug 28th, 2017 4:11 pm

President Trump held a joint news conference Monday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

President Trump was asked about pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday during Hurricane Harvey.

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Criticizing previous pardons by Presidents Clinton, Obama, Pres. Trump says "I stand by" Arpaio pardon. "Sheriff Joe is a patriot."
1:48 PM - Aug 28, 2017

President Trump then ended by saying Sheriff Joe Arpaio served his country as a patriot.

POTUS Trump: Sheriff Joe loves our country. Sheriff Joe protected our borders. And Sheriff Joe was very poorly treated by the Obama administration especially right before an election, an election that he would have won. I stand by my pardon of Sheriff Joe and I think the people of Arizona who know Joe the best agree with me.

Here’s the full question and answer: