Arpaio blames Obama-holdover 'witch hunt' in thank you note to Trump - then begs for money
Joe Arpaio and Barack Obama (Photos: Gage Skidmore and Screen capture)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent President Donald Trump a very public thank you note via Twitter late Friday, after the president pardoned him.

In the thank you, Arpaio called the case "a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department." He also noted that he was "humbled and incredibly grateful to President Trump. I look fwd to putting this chapter behind me and helping to [Make America Great Again]."

Arpaio then turned to ask for money "for those who are asking how they can con't to help, a donation to my Legal fund go directly to paying off legal fees from this fight."

Arpaio's racked up millions legal fees for Maricopa County, which prompted many of Trump's own supporters to vote him out of office.