Sheriff Joe Arpaio headed to White House? Donald Trump remarks may be a clue

Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 01:33:31-04

Is Sheriff Joe Arpaio headed to the White House?

During a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have hinted at that very possibility.

"We're going to be taking him...We're loaded up with great sheriffs and great people," Trump said at the Tuesday event.

While Trump did not name Arpaio specifically, the Maricopa County sheriff has been a prominent fixture as the GOP candidate has campaigned around the country in recent months.

Arpaio told ABC15 that “of course” he'd go to the White House if he’s invited by Donald Trump as a sheriff to offer advice when it comes to border safety, police safety and fighting drug trafficking. He said a Trump administration would make his job easier, but the only job he wants is staying sheriff of Maricopa County.

“That's where I’ve been, that's where my heart is, here in Maricopa County,” Arpaio said. “So, I'll be glad to help him if he needs some advice, but I’m running for sheriff. I want to be the sheriff again and finish my job.”

Watch the speech in the player below.