Donald Trump supports a lot of terrible things. Personally, it doesn’t look like he actually supports any of these things. It looks more like he hates being President, and he’s trying to get fired. Trump seems more like an attention whore who didn’t expect to win. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Most likely, he had some TV deal in the makes and used the 2016 election to hype up the show. After he won, he immediately began looking for ways to be removed from office. He can’t just quit because he’ll look like a quitter. If he’s fired, that’s a completely different story.
Of the many horrible things he’s done and supported over the last year and a half: pardoning Joe Arpaio is one of the most upsetting. Joe Arpaio is a horrible human being. Joe Arpaio is responsible for so many terrible things happening to the innocent people of Maricopa County.
The number of victims Arpaio created was into the thousands when he was finally brought down. In 1993, Arpaio opened what he called Tent City. In truth, Tent City was a concentration camp for anyone Arpaio had a problem with. It was genuinely a concentration camp that could easily rival Hilter’s concentration camps. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
He opened the city under the pretense that it would solve the overcrowded jails problem. For the longest time, people ignored the obvious holes in his plan. For a start, summertime temperatures in Arizona can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That means inside of a building without air conditioning, the temperature could be upward of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
That was just the start of his torturous reign as sheriff. There are repeated reports of extremely violent encounters between inmates and guards. The number of inmates savagely beaten or killed was much higher than any other jail in most tyrannical countries.
After 24 years of reigning terror, Arpaio was finally brought down by two media executives and one newspaper. Phoenix New Times, then owned by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, was the paper that started reporting on all of Arpaio’s actions.
Arpaio was used to using his power to silence his critics, but he couldn’t stop Lacey and Larkin. They set their sights on his downfall and brought him down. He was going to spend a very long time in prison until Trump stepped in and pardoned, undoing all of Lacey and Larkin’s civil progress.