Donald Trump wins the endorsement of Joe Arpaio, the provocative Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won the endorsement on Tuesday of Joe Arpaio, the provocative Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. Arpaio joined the real estate billionaire in Marshalltown, Iowa, to voice his support before the Iowa caucuses on Monday, the Trump campaign said in a statement. The caucuses are the first contest in the nomination race for the Nov. 8 presidential election. "When we talk about borders, this is a man that believes in borders," Trump said. "getting his endorsement means a lot to me." "It is just easy to endorse him" Arpaio said. "Everything I believe in, he's doing, and he is going to do it when he becomes President." Arpaio, age 83, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, since 1993, has been found guilty of racial profiling in a federal court, and been accused of abuse of power, misuse of funds and unlawful enforcement of immigration laws. He bills himself as "America's toughest sheriff."