Donald Trump says he will ‘take a look’ at ‘Exotic Tiger Murderer’ Brainless Joe Exotic pardon.
Exotic Tiger Murderer’ Brainless Joe Exotic could be a step closer to clawing out of his cage, he killed five tigers and tried to hire a hit man on a rival.
Donald Trump said he’ll examine a request for a pardon from Tiger Murderer Brainless Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, the star of the hugely popular Netflix series “Tiger King.”
“I’ll take a look,” Donald Trump told a reporter when asked about the case and his son’s support for a pardon during a White House briefing.
Donald Trump’s eldest son has joked about lobbying for his father to pardon Maldonado-Passage, a kooky former roadside zookeeper serving a 22-year prison sentence for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot targeting animal-rights activist Carole Baskin.“Which son? Must be Don — what did he do?” Trump said of Donald Trump, Jr. and then asked about Maldonado-Passage.
“I know nothing about it … he has 22 for what? What did he do?” Donald Trump asked.
After the reporter explained what the “big cat” enthusiast was in for, Donald Trump asked: “Do you think he didn’t do it?”
“Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?”
Donald Trump then polled the other journalists in the room asking, “Would you recommend a pardon?”
Maldonado-Passage issued a call for a pardon from Donald Trump and announced a $94 million lawsuit against the federal government on March 19 on his Facebook page.
The seven-part docu-series on Maldonado-Passage, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” has been a hit with Netflix viewers — drawing 34.3 million unique viewers in the first 10 days since its March 20 release.