"Tiger King" Pleads for Pardon from Trump

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic or the “Tiger King” is asking President Trump for a pardon from a 22-year sentence regarding his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot issued against rival, Carole Baskin.

In a hand-written letter to the President, the Netflix star begs Trump to consider clemency pleading, “Allow me to make your proud, to make America proud. To make the world proud. Be my hero please.”

According to CBS News: 

The Netflix star’s legal argument for a pardon is that he was “just some gay, gun-toting redneck in Oklahoma” before his recent “Tiger King” fame, and that he did not get a fair trial. 

Maldonado-Passage is also asking that the typical five-year wait time for a presidential pardon be waived for his case, beseeching the president to “listen to the millions who see the truth” and “your own son Donald Jr.”

The president has previously said he would “look into” a pardon for the reality TV star, and Donald Trump Jr. says his father has asked him what’s happening with the case. 

Joe Exotic rose to fame during the Coronavirus pandemic as the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” captivated millions. The documentary focused on Joe Exotic and rival big cat zoo owner, Carole Baskin’s feud. The two often spar back and forth over Baskin attempt’s to shut down the Tiger King’s Oklahoma Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park and Joe Exotic pushing the narrative that Baskin killed her husband and fed him to a tiger.

Do you think Trump will issue a pardon to the Tiger King? Does he even deserve a pardon? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
5 months ago

No pardon until after the election.

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
5 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

No pardon, PERIOD!

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

No he should serve his sentence like everyone else.

Judy
Judy
5 months ago

No pardon!

ernaldo
ernaldo
5 months ago

Let him rot!

PinchALoaf
PinchALoaf
5 months ago

That idiot should rot in jail. If Trump pardons him I will lose all respect for him. There’s no question in my mind about his guilt…

Yvette
Yvette
5 months ago

He should be pardoned, He did not get a fair trial, Carol Baskin should be in jail, She actually murdered her husband!