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Carole Baskin Reacts After Joe Exotic Isn't Pardoned by Donald Trump

Carole Baskin Reacts After Joe Exotic Isn't Pardoned by Donald Trump

Carole Baskin is celebrating Joe Exotic not being released from prison.

If you didn’t know, Joe is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for trying to pay an assassin $3,000 to kill Carole. He was sent to prison in 2019.

After the success of the Netflix docu-series Tiger King, Joe was convinced that former President Donald Trump wold pardon him before leaving office.

However, when Trump announced his list of presidential pardons on Tuesday (January 19), Joe‘s name was not on it.

His team then released a statement from Joe on Twitter, writing, “I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a Pardon from Trump. I only mattered to Don Jr. when he needed to make a 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.”

While Joe might be devastated that he wasn’t pardoned, Carole is glad that will remain behind bars.

“I think only Joe’s team and the media were ever even thinking about a pardon for Joe,” Carole told BuzzFeed News.

“There is no benefit, other than a feeble attempt to deflect attention, for anyone to pardon someone who walked up to five tigers and shot them in the head in order to clear cage space for the circus, who was going to pay him to board their tigers during the offseason,” Carole continued. “Tigers are the world’s favorite animal and Joe Schreibvogel Maldonado Passage is right where he belongs: in a cage.”

If you missed it, Carole Baskin was recently awarded control over Joe Exotic‘s beloved zoo.

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