Joe Exotic: Trump didn’t pardon me because I’m ‘too innocent and too gay’

In a post to his Twitter account this Wednesday, Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, aka, Joe Exotic, aka the “Tiger King,” lamented former President Trump’s failure to grant him a pardon, saying that he was passed over for being “too gay.”

“I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a Pardon from Trump,” he wrote. “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,” he added.

Exotic is currently serving a 20-year sentence for hiring a hitman to take out his former rival and fellow big cat rescuer Carole Baskin.

Exotic’s legal team and supporters were so confident that Trump would pardon him that they reportedly had a limousine parked near the prison ready to whisk him away once the pardon was announced.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.