Joe Exotic Debuts Bus as Part of Campaign to Formally Seek Presidential Pardon From Trump

May 6, 2020
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White House or bus-t! That's apparently the plan for Joe Exotic. The Tiger King star will reportedly ask President Trump for a formal pardon after he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for animal abuse and hiring a hitman to kill Carole Baskin. Not only is Joe's Texas-based legal team preparing a case file on the matter, but TMZ procured footage of a tour bus emblazoned with the phrase "President Trump Please Pardon Joe Exotic" that will be part of the former zoo owner's campaign. Last month, Trump said he would "take a look" at pardoning Joe Exotic (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage) after his son Donald Trump Jr. called Joe's sentence "aggressive."