Joe Exotic could be one step closer to clawing his way out of prison after President Trump weighed in on his sentencing at a press conference on Wednesday.
Keep scrolling to hear what the President had to say, and what it could mean for the notorious Tiger King...
Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gives us an eye-opening insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.
But it isn't just about the tigers and lions...
via: IMDBIt is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... and we cannot get enough.
Who knew there was such a large cult of exotic animal hoarders in the US?
via: NetflixAnd who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
There was a lot of drama in the life of Joe Exotic...
via: NetflixAnd the big cat owner seemed to really have it in for Carole Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her after she tried to expose his zoo. Yikes.
But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...
Joe is an openly gay man...
via: YoutubeAnd after he married both John Finlay and Travis Maldonado in a 3-way ceremony, both of his husbands gradually deteriorated with drug use and mental health problems. Travis tragically took his own life after he made claims that he wasn't at all gay, and Joe had simply hoodwinked him by fueling his addictions.
And after this marriage tragically fell apart...
via: NetflixJoe himself fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her missing ex-husband grew even bigger.
And last year, things took a turn for the worst.
via: NetflixJoe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison.
His first charge was for conspiracy to murder.
via: IMDBHe allegedly hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path before the FBI became involved and thus foiled his dangerous plan.
And the second was for animal cruelty.
via: IMDBThough his treatment of his tigers has always been questionable, it was found that Joe had killed several of the older big cats to make room for new arrivals at his animal park.
Most of us believe that this sentencing is more than reasonable.
via: IMDBDespite how cooky he comes across as on camera, it's undeniable that Joe belongs behind bars for his appalling behavior to both his staff and his innocent animals.
But others aren't too convinced.
@joe_exotic Let’s crowdfund a new attorney and an appeal.... Joe needs to be free, and that bitch Carole in jail.… https://t.co/7Xr2h4MYyb— rita as in marga..... (@rita as in marga.....)1586195167.0
The hashtag #freejoeexotic was even trending for a while.
Free the bro bro Joe Exotic🙌🏻 fuck a bitch named Carole— hunter kelly (@hunter kelly)1585847292.0
So many people are set on seeing Exotic walk free...
Free joe exotic!!!!! Idk if he’s innocent but I wanna see what he does next tbh— AL BABY (@AL BABY)1585668694.0
But now, there's someone else who's revealed their questionable stance on the Joe Exotic situation...
via: IMDBAnd it is incredibly worrying, if not a little unsurprising.
President Trump is evidently Joe's latest supporter.
via: GettyWhy doesn't this shock me at all?
He revealed his stance on the topic at a press conference on Wednesday...
via: GettyAnd it seems that he could even be looking into Joe's sentencing himself.
But, before the conference, he apparently had no idea who Joe Exotic was.
via: GettyAnd, when a reporter brought up his son, Donald Trump Jr's comments on the show, the President replied: "I know nothing about it … he has twenty-two for what? What did he do?"
And, after the reporter explained why Joe had landed himself behind bars...
via: TwitterThe President asked, “Do you think he didn’t do it? Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?"
He emplored the rest of the room about whether Joe should be pardoned or not...
via: GettyBefore saying: "As a reporter, you're not allowed to do that [give an opinion], you'd be criticized." He then confirmed, "I'll take a look. Is that Joe Exotic? That's Joe Exotic."
You can watch the full interview here.
#BREAKING : President Trump (@realDonaldTrump) asked if he'd pardon Tiger King's Joe Exotic and responded: "I'll… https://t.co/bpWPm21kDB— Santagold (@Santagold)1586384735.0