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Trump Refuses To Pardon 'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic

Joe Exoctic, star of the Netflix documentary, Tiger King, has failed to secure a presidential pardon from President Donald Trump, despite his legal team saying they were confident he would receive one.

Exotic has been serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Fort Worth after being convicted for a murder-for-hire plot against his arch-nemesis, animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

"Joe Exotic's legal team tell me they are "100% confident" Trump will pardon the 'Tiger King' from his 22-year criminal sentence. Here's the 38ft "Monster Ram Truck Limo" they've reserved to pick him up. They plan to grab some McRibs immediately after," a journalist from Vice News tweeted.


Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Rapper Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon all received a pardon.

Eric Love, the private investigator who is leading Exotic's legal team, is continuing to keep hope alive. On Tuesday night, Love tweeted: "We are still waiting on the pardon."