Trump Refuses To Pardon ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic

Joe Exoctic, star of the Netflix documentary, Tiger King, has failed to secure a presidential pardon from President Donald Trump, despite his legal team saying they were confident he would receive one.

Exotic has been serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Fort Worth after being convicted for a murder-for-hire plot against his arch-nemesis, animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

“Joe Exotic’s legal team tell me they are “100% confident” Trump will pardon the ‘Tiger King’ from his 22-year criminal sentence. Here’s the 38ft “Monster Ram Truck Limo” they’ve reserved to pick him up. They plan to grab some McRibs immediately after,” a journalist from Vice News tweeted.


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Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Rapper Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon all received a pardon.

Eric Love, the private investigator who is leading Exotic’s legal team, is continuing to keep hope alive. On Tuesday night, Love tweeted: “We are still waiting on the pardon.”