Carole Baskin Happy 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Was Not Pardoned By Trump

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Many fans of Tiger King star Joe Exotic were hoping that he would receive a presidential pardon from Donald Trump before he left office -- but Carole Baskin is happy Exotic will be remaining behind bars.

"I think only Joe's team and the media were ever even thinking about a pardon for Joe," Baskin 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."


Exotic is serving a sentence of more than two decades for allegedly hiring somebody to kill Baskin.

Exotic took to Twitter to share why he belives he was not granted a pardon:

"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."