Later on Twitter, Arpaio did just that, in addition to tweeting a link for supporters to make donations toward his legal fees.

Serving as county sheriff for 24 years, Arpaio, who self-identifies as “America’s toughest sheriff,” gained national notoriety for his relentless campaign against undocumented immigrants. He has faced multiple legal battles for racially profiling Latinos, and violating county residents’ constitutional rights. Although he was ousted in the election last year, Arpaio has become a prominent media and political figure, and stumped for Trump during his campaign for president. 

The president’s first pardon was met with strong and widespread condemnation online.

Our Reaction: In pardoning Arpaio, Trump has lost all legitimacy. #NoPardon #FightSupremacy

— Puente Arizona (@Puenteaz) August 26, 2017

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