Mayor wants Trump to delay Phoenix rally

The mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., issued a statement Wednesday night urging President Trump to delay his campaign-style rally in the city while “our nation is still healing” from the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

“It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,” Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a statement, also saying he is “disappointed” with the president.

Stanton also warned Trump against any plans to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last month for disobeying a judge’s order to stop detaining people over suspicion of being undocumented. Arpaio was a controversial sheriff because of his hard-line immigration stances.

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