Joe Arpaio Tags Trump And Fox News In Tweet Whining That John McCain’s Wife Has Blocked Him On Twitter

Arizona Central reports:

Senate candidate Joe Arpaio complained on social media Friday night that U.S. Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy, blocked him from seeing her posts on Twitter. Arpaio’s complaint came on the day the McCain family is coping with the end stages of his brain cancer.

Some thought it an unseemly attempt to attract attention to his struggling Republican campaign. “You have one more example of Joe Arpaio having extremely poor taste in pursuit of his political ambitions,” Republican consultant Nathan Sproul said.

But it also may be an effort to draw the attention of President Donald Trump, a friend who could still impact Arpaio’s prospects as voting draws to a close next week. The former sheriff of Maricopa County is vying against U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and former state Sen. Kelli Ward. Polls show the former sheriff in last place, a standing he has dismissed as “fake.”

Arpaio’s now-deleted tweet read: “I tweeted out my thoughts & prayers for @SenJohnMcCain and @CindyMcCain BLOCKS me on twitter? @POTUS @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews.” Arizona’s primary is this Tuesday.