Donald Trump Says He'll 'Take a Look' at Pardoning Joe Exotic | 22 Words

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...

There's a new Netflix show in town...

And it is perhaps the most binge-able yet.

Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gives us an eye-opening insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.

The 7-part series retells the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.

But it isn't just about the tigers and lions...

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It 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?

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And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?

There was a lot of drama in the life of Joe Exotic...

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And 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...

And when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.

Joe is an openly gay man...

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And 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...

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Joe 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.

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Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison.

His first charge was for conspiracy to murder.

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He 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.

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Though 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.

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Despite 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.

Evidently hoodwinked by his "loveable" on-screen persona, many people have been taking to Twitter to protest his sentencing.

The hashtag #freejoeexotic was even trending for a while.

I've lost all faith in humanity.

So many people are set on seeing Exotic walk free...

Simply because he makes good television.

But now, there's someone else who's revealed their questionable stance on the Joe Exotic situation...

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And it is incredibly worrying, if not a little unsurprising.

President Trump is evidently Joe's latest supporter.

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Why doesn't this shock me at all?

He revealed his stance on the topic at a press conference on Wednesday...

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And 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.

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And, 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...

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The 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...

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Before 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.

Let's just hope that the President will not be freeing an animal abuser and potential murderer anytime soon. For more on President Trump, keep scrolling to hear what his predecessor, Barack Obama, had to say on his handling of the ongoing medical pandemic...