Despite high expectations that he would be included in President Trump’s final list of pardons, “Tiger King” Joe Exotic was left out.
While former aide Steve Bannon and Rapper Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were among the over 140 granted clemency by President Trump, Netflix series star Joe Exotic was not included.
According to Fox News “Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was so confident that he’d receive a presidential reprieve that he booked the limo in anticipation, the Dallas-Fort Worth-based Fox 4 reported.”
The news station even spotted his limo in his lawyer’s parking lot.
This is the stretch Limo standing by at #JoeExotic Fort Worth Lawyers office. I’m told they’re waiting on a call from the White House confirming the presidential pardon before heading to pick him up at the prison. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/1tJzQHefxD
— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) January 19, 2021
Breaking: No pardon for Tiger King.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 20, 2021