Trump Addresses Whether He Will Consider Pardoning Tiger King’s Joe Exotic During Coronavirus Briefing



The question about Exotic came up during the briefing in part because President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has recently been posting memes about the Netflix true crime series and joking about a potential pardon in interviews.

Don Jr., 42, posted a bizarre photoshopped image on Instagram last week that morphed his father President Trump’s face with Exotic’s visage.

“Hahahahaha I love the internet. I heard about this guy,” Trump’s oldest son wrote in the caption.

On Monday, Trump Jr. joked about lobbying his father to pardon Exotic’s sentence.

“He’s asking for a presidential pardon,” SiriusXM host Sam Roberts told Trump Jr. during his interview on the Jim Norton and Sam Roberts show, according to Fox News.

“I have heard that, is that true? You guys really want it to be true, don’t you?” Trump Jr. said.

Roberts joked that Trump Jr. could ask his dad for a meeting and then ask the president to pardon Exotic.

“Maybe not right now, but I can generally be for this just for the meme,” Trump Jr. said back. “And just for frankly watching the media reaction to this thing. It would be pretty amazing to ultimately see that.”

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