Joe Exotic desperately begs Joe Biden for a pardon after bootlicking Trump failed miserably
Joe Exotic is pleading for Joe Biden to get him out of prison, having failed to convince Donald Trump to give him a pardon.
The avowed Trump supporter, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, campaigned aggressively for a pardon from the failed president – but Trump neglected to include him among the 143 pardons and commutations he issued as he left office.
The former zoo owner, who is serving a 22-year sentence for animal abuse and trying to hire a hitman to kill Carole Baskin, raged that he was “too innocent and too gay” for Trump to consider pardoning him.
But with a new president in power, Exotic has shifted gears, and is now pressuring Joe Biden to intervene in his case.
Former Trump supporter Joe Exotic is now suddenly a fan of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
TMZ reports that Joe Exotic has sent multiple messages to the Biden administration from behind bars, calling for his release and providing supposed “evidence” of his innocence.
The disaffected Trump supporter apparently expressed hope that vice president Kamala Harris will “help clean up the corruption in the Department Of Justice and other agencies” and implement prison reform policies.
Before his abrupt transformation into a fan of Joe Biden, Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage had confirmed the reality star was “a really big Trump supporter” – with Exotic praising the leader as a “straight shooter”.
While Trump had publicly toyed with the idea of pardoning the reality star, it is highly unlikely that Biden will do so, given his pledges to restore the integrity of the office of president.
Tiger King star had ordered a limo to fetch him from prison.
Joe Exotic was so confident that he would be given a presidential pardon by Trump in the final hours of his presidency that his legal team even had a limo standing by to pick him up from prison in Fort Worth, Texas.
The limo was quietly cancelled when Trump released his pardons list and Exotic’s name was nowhere to be seen.
In messages posted to Twitter by his legal team, Exotic complained: “I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a pardon from Trump.
“I only mattered to Don Jr when he needed to make comment about me to boost his social media post.
“Boy were we all stupid to believe he actually stood for equal justice? His corrupt friends all come first.”