‘Tiger King’: Donald Trump Jr. Says He Could ‘Lobby to Pardon Joe Exotic for the Memes’ and Yes, This Is Real Life

by Jeremy Spirogis
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It’s official: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is the Netflix present that retains on giving. While the world circulates laughable memes to lighten the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic quarantine, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) conjured a brand new admirer in his bid for an early launch from jail. In a political twist, Donald Trump Jr. revealed he’s a fan. Here’s what he stated, and sure — it’s about to get wild.

‘Joe Exotic’ is serving a 22-year sentence in federal jail

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Currently, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic), is serving a 22-year sentence in federal jail. He allegedly paid a hitman to homicide animal rights activist and longtime rival, Carole Baskin. The alleged murder-for-hire plot was not carried out.

Baskin operates Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida along with her third husband, Howard Baskin. She’s been outspoken about Maldonado-Passage’s practices at his former zoo — which has been renamed by fellow Tiger King star and new house owners, Jeff and Lauren Lowe.

Some further prices Maldonado-Passage was charged with embrace animal abuse violations. However, in his first interview since Tiger King‘s release, he told Netflix, he’s “ashamed” of his previous conduct and over the drama concerning Baskin.

Recently, Maldonado-Passage filed a lawsuit of his personal, searching for $94 million in damages from authorities officers and business companions. However, Deadline reported two completely different judges tossed the authorized actions. Along with that, “Exotic Joe” made a public plea for President Trump to pardon his sentence. Then, Donald Trump Jr. weighed in.

Here’s precisely what Donald Trump Jr. stated about that pardon

During an look on SiriusXM’s Jim Norton and Sam Roberts radio present, Trump Jr. revealed he watched the docuseries in “two sittings.”

“It’s pretty amazing,” he stated. Roberts talked about the pardon, asking if Trump Jr. had heard of it.

“I have heard that, is that true? You guys really want it to be true, don’t you?”

Roberts interjected together with his ideas on how Trump Jr. may get his father to execute the pardon.

“I feel you, Don, Jr., can go in, make a meeting with your dad and go, ‘Look, I know we’re all dealing with corona and there’s a lot going on right now, but at the same time, maybe a presidential pardon for poor Joe Exotic who’s in there?‘”

Trump Jr. added, “Maybe not right now, but I can generally be for this just for the meme. And just for frankly watching the media reaction to this thing. It would be pretty amazing to ultimately see that.”

Trump Jr. admitted he didn’t know what ‘Joe Exotic’ was in jail for

Even those that’ve watched Tiger King might not perceive precisely what Maldonado-Passage was charged with, or why his keep is so lengthy.

“I watched the show, but it was like, I don’t know exactly what he was guilty of or wasn’t. It doesn’t seem like he was totally innocent of anything. But when they’re saying, ‘We’re putting this guy away for 30 years,’ I’m saying that seems sort of aggressive,” Trump Jr. stated.

Trump Jr. defined how COVID-19 is inflicting early releases for some criminals, questioning if Maldonado-Passage needs to be one in every of them. It’s unclear how a lot of the dialog was facetious, and the way a lot fact there is likely to be to a possible pardon for “Joe Exotic.”

That stated, President Trump caught wind of his son’s feedback and stated he’d “take a look” with regard to a pardon, based on Business Insider. It’s unclear if it’ll go anyplace right now.

Regardless, some followers aren’t too eager on the way in which Tiger King exploited unique animals within the identify of leisure. Some suppose Baskin is correct in calling the docuseries “sensationalism,” whereas others take the collection for what it’s: seven hours to move the time in quarantine.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is offered to stream on Netflix.

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