Clifton: Pardoning Arpaio Would Be a ‘Very Questionable Choice’ But Trump’s ‘Defied All the Rules’ in Politics

‘I don’t know if I’m qualified to talk about the legal merits of this case’


CLIFTON: "I mean, look, nobody argues or a lot of people agree that Trump's got somewhat of a sensitive ego. And right now, it’s been a hard season for him. And so, we see him using these rallies to sort of showcase that look, I still have supporters, I still have people who were strongly with me, and I think it both bolsters his own -- his own engine, but also I think the optics of it help them in whatever they do. I mean, you know, definitely, the politics and -- and just the climate right now is a sensitive one, so I do agree that Arpaio would be a very questionable choice. But then again, Trump has defied all rules when it comes to politics, and, you know, he does what he feels is the right thing to do in the moment. So, we’ll see."

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