Sheriff Joe Arpaio, famous for protecting the Arizona-Mexico border, endorses Donald Trump for president at a rally in Last Vegas Monday night.
Arpaio talked about his nearly 60-year career in law enforcement, and even about the last time he worked on sealing the U.S.-Mexican border.
Speaking about what it would take to get Mexico to pay for the border wall: "I'm not going to get into my experience closing the border with G. Gordon Liddy [under Nixon]," he said. "But the Mexicans bowed down when we talked about removing their foreign aid, and then they began cooperating with our country."
SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO: I was a cop in the Las Vegas Police Dept. in 1957, I was very young when I joined. But then I became a federal narcotics agent after that, in Vegas, and that propelled me into my future to fight the drug traffickers.
I was stationed in Turkey, Mexico City, South America, Texas, Arizona, so I do know where the Mexican-U.S. border is...
This is not a resume on me, I'm here to support Donald Trump.
I have in my 24 years as Sheriff, endorsed and campaigned for four other presidential candidates running for office, but this one is a little different.
Not only do we seem to be in the same lane, but he is the best for America in this time and period.
I'm very excited supporting Donald Trump. and I hope that all of you are, and I hope the people understand where he's coming from and make sure he becomes the next president of the United States.
When they say, build a fence, that's a no-brainer, that's nothing, they could do that in two days...
I'm not going to get into my experience closing the border with G. Gordon Liddy [under Nixon]...
The Mexicans bowed down when we talked about removing their foreign aid, and then they began cooperating with our country.
Donald and I are very sad, in a way, because of all the drugs coming across the border...
The heroin... comes from Mexico, nobody wants to say, talk, do anything about that.
As far as the guns are concerned, I love his stance on the guns...
What I like about him, he tells it like it is, most politicians, they are very politically correct, have you noticed? Nobody says anything, I can never understand. I can understand when he talks, some may not like it but that's tough...
People come up to me, they whisper in my ear, "Oh I'm glad you're supporting Trump."
I'm glad you're supporting Trump. Why do you have to whisper?
Come right out and say it!
It's nothing to be ashamed of, come on, he's a businessman, we need a businessman for a change, if you ran your business like the government you'd go broke in two day, so let's get those jobs, keep 'em here, why give 'em away to everybody in the world.
By the way, when you talk about ambassadors, he's probably the best ambassador we have, he knows more about foreign policies and government because he's over there all the time, so I don't have much time...
By the way, we just reached a half a million people in the tents we put up in 1992
I've had four presidential candidates visit me in the tents, and they all lost, I tried to get Hillary down here, but she's too smart. She won't come to the tents. I'd even give her a free pair of pink underwear.
Trump speaks after Arpaio's introduction:
DONALD TRUMP: The campaign started on June 16, it came down, we were talking about illegal immigration. In fact, I've got Sheriff Joe here, where's Sheriff Joe? I love Sheriff Joe. There he is. When Sheriff Joe endorses Trump, that means there's nobody like Trump on immigration, that we know.