‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Calls on Donald Trump to Pardon ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic
Meghan McCain from The View spent the weekend raving about the documentary about Joe Exotic. The Netflix docuseries titled Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness centered around a colorful character in Oklahoma that ran a roadside zoo. Social media was taken over by memes and talk about Exotic whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
The zookeeper is now serving a 22-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of euthanizing five tigers and hiring someone to kill his nemesis Carole Baskin.
Joe Exotic wants a presidential pardon
Following all the talk of the so-called Tiger King, Exotic took advantage of the media spotlight to ask for a presidential pardon.
“This lawsuit has been filed in the name of Justice, The Trump Administration must be made aware of the Overreach, perjury, abuse of power and the failure to uphold the Oath of their position which is truth and Justice for all,” the polygamist stated on his Facebook page.
The lawsuit was filed in the state of Oklahoma where he names U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and his former business associate Jeff Lowe. Exotic is demanding a combined $94 million.
“The Agencies and its counterparts have abused the system for a private agenda. The Director Dan Ashe used his Government position to create an illegal monopoly with the AZA and shut down hard-working American businesses for self-gain,” Exotic continued. “I have been illegally charged with these crimes and the Trump Administration, the United States Department of Interior along with the Federal Wildlife Service must be held accountable for what they have done to me, my parents and my family, along with my animals. Thank you and please share.”
Meghan McCain joins the motion
The conservative TV co-host was in favor of Donald Trump issuing a pardon for the Tiger King star.
“Joe Exotic deserves a presidential pardon for being the only thing to distract me from the #coronapocalypse since the outbreak,” she wrote on Twitter.
McCain also shared a meme where Exotic accuses Baskin of being to blame for COVID-19.
Former The View co-host, Abby Huntsman, also got on the Tiger King train thanks to McCain.
“Finally starting watching Tiger King thanks to Meghan McCain. This is unreal! I cannot get enough,” Huntsman tweeted.
McCain then added, “Please watch it all the way through and call me immediately after. It’s very important! Especially how Carole fed her husband to the tigers or put him in a meat grinder.”
Meghan McCain backs up Cardi B
McCain also interacted with Cardi B who also became a fan of Exotic. Although she was “a little lost” at the beginning because her husband got in the way, she quickly took sides. As many watchers, she was not a fan of Baskin.
“Caol, you think you slick bi**,” she tweeted.
She then asked her fans who they thought burned Exotic’s studio, which many believe he did it himself.
“They did Joe so dirty over and over again,” the Bronx rapper tweeted later.
After finishing the doc, the “Money” hitmaker said she would start a GoFundMe to save Exotic.
“Bout to start a GoFundMe account for Joe. He shall be free,” she wrote.
This last motion was second by McCain who retweeted a story about Cardi starting the account.