Will Donald Trump pardon Joe Exotic? Tiger King's team has limo on standby as Internet rallies for his freedom
One fan tweeted, 'The ONE THING I want Trump to do is to free that man Joe Exotic lol I need another 'Tiger King' Netflix series'
Will President Donald Trump pardon convicted zookeeper and ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic? Well, that’s the impression his team is living with as they prepare a grand welcome for the Tiger King. In May, his team had made a video begging Trump to bring him out of prison. And now, they are all set to ride him home in a limo!
Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was convicted on multiple charges, including two counts of murder-for-hire to allegedly kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act and eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records amounting to 22 years of prison sentence.
And now, his legal team is looking forward to a positive response from the Trump administration. Tiger Team leader Eric Love told TMZ that they “received several calls from Washington DC on Tuesday, November 17, regarding his pardon, and the team is feeling really good about Joe's chances of getting out from behind bars.”
Wasting no second, Exotic’s team has also entered a deal with a limo company out of Dallas, according to Love. “They're keeping a Dodge Ram pickup truck stretch limo on standby 24/7 so it's ready just in case Joe gets sprung from prison,” he said confidently.
A few pictures of the limo shared with TMZ show an extravagant interior of the vehicle, which seems to be decorated with bells and whistles for when the time comes to celebrate. The 257-page case filed by Exotic’s legal team stated several reasons why Trump should pardon his 22-year-sentence, including claims that the zookeeper was “sexually assaulted” while in the prison.
However, there are no reports confirming the alleged conversation between Exotic’s legal team and DC officials. Perhaps, we need to wait for a tweet from Trump himself should these reports be true.
Meanwhile, social media users on hearing the news about Exotic’s possible pardon are actively rallying for his freedom. One user tweeted, "Speaking of Trump, He might issue Joe Exotic a pardon." and another said, "@realDonaldTrump pardon Joe Exotic he deserves to he free.. #TigerKing".
Adding to the above tweets another wrote, "if trump can pardon joe exotic on his last day that would be great" One Twitter user wrote, "@realDonaldTrump
Hello! Donald Trump It’s Jayne Anderson can you please pardon Joe [email protected]_exotic love from Jayne Anderson sharing all my love for you & your family & Joe Exotic hugs for you." One 'Tiger King' fan tweeted, "The ONE THING I want trump to do is to free that man Joe Exotic lol I need another Tiger King Netflix series"
Speaking of Trump, He might issue Joe Exotic a pardon. 🐅🧐— H & M (@LegendaryHandM) November 19, 2020
if trump can pardon joe exotic on his last day that would be great— ༺ $͓̽$͓̽$͓̽ ༻ (@fr33__pal3stin3) November 19, 2020
@realDonaldTrump Hello! Donald Trump 😃 It’s Jayne Anderson can you please pardon Joe Exotic @joe_exotic 🐯👑✨ love 💗 from Jayne Anderson 🥰🤗💝 sharing all my love for you &your family &Joe Exotic 🐯👑💎✨ hugs 🤗💝 for yous 😃🥰— Princess Jayne Anderson x (@PrincessJayneA1) November 19, 2020
The ONE THING I want trump to do is to free that man Joe Exotic lol I need another Tiger King Netflix series— Dre🤷🏾♂️🤙🏾 (@MyLifeMyRules23) November 18, 2020