Trump asked if he’d pardon Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Netflix series
A reporter asked President Trump if he would consider pardoning Joe Exotic from the Netflix series ‘Tiger King’, who is facing a 22-year prison sentence. Trump jokingly said, “I’ll take a look.”
Joe Exotic, aka Joe Maldonado-Passage, the central figure in the docuseries, is reportedly in quarantine because of coronavirus concerns.
Maldonado-Passage, who was born Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, is serving 22 years in prison after being convicted on charges relating to his role in a murder-for-hire plot that was intended to kill his rival, Carole Baskin, the head of a big cat rescue operation.
The question came up at a press briefing on April 8, 2020.