President Donald Trump reported he would consider a glimpse at a pardon for “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, the topic of a wildly well-liked Netflix documentary.
“I’ll consider a appear,” Trump reported when questioned about the situation by New York Post reporter Stephen Nelson.
Trump acknowledged that he did not know something about the scenario, but claimed that he would get a search at it.
Joe Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 many years in prison on two counts of murder-for-seek the services of and 17 wildlife rates.
“I know nothing at all about it…he has 22 for what?” Trump asked. “What did he do?”
Nelson discovered that the “Tiger King” was in jail just after becoming convicted of paying out a person to kill a women’s rights activist.
“You think he didn’t do it? Are you on his aspect?” Trump questioned. “Are you recommending a pardon?”
Nelson explained that he would not get a facet, in buy to sustain his journalistic integrity.
He instructed the president that one particular of his sons joked about a feasible pardon for Joe Exotic on Twitter.
“Must be Don,” Trump grinned, referring to Donald Trump Jr.
On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. joked in a Sirius/XM job interview that he would “generally be” supportive of a pardon just to spark a media reaction.
“Maybe not proper now, but I can generally be for this just for the meme,” Trump Jr. said. “And just for frankly observing the media response to this matter. It would be rather remarkable to ultimately see that.”