Joe Exotic’s Presidential Pardon Falls Through — Despite Trump Team ‘Standing By’ In Limousine

Joe Exotic didn’t make the cut for the pardon list, according to Fox News.

More than 100 pardons and commutations were issued early Wednesday by President Trump.

Eric Love, who is part of Exotic’s legal team, said Tuesday evening he was confident the ‘Tiger King’ star would be receiving a pardon before the president’s term ends Wednesday.

“We will be standing by waiting for President Trump’s confirmation of the Tiger King Joe Exotic,” Love said from inside a limousine waiting to pick Exotic up from a Texas prison.

“Much love to the fans. Thank you so much for all the support. God bless. We’ll see you as soon as we get the pardon.”

Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot that targeted his chief rival, Carole Baskin.

Love said “I am absolutely confident that we are going to receive the pardon tomorrow. We worked very hard on it.”

Love’s team brought supplies for “hair, makeup, wardrobes” and a doctor and mental health expert on hand in the event of his release.

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Among those pardoned by the president were former White House aide Steve Bannon and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.

Exotic’s team filed a 257-page application for a pardon in September.


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