Trump asked about potential pardon for Joe Exotic during COVID-19 briefing 04/09/2020 10:20 am PDT Comments Santa Rosa County via WGN: WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGN) -- The "Tiger King" phenomenon has reached the highest levels of the United States government. President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday during a COVID-19 press briefing if he would consider a pardon for "Joe Exotic," whose story has become a Netflix sensation. Trump joked that he would look into it. Joe Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot, among other charges. MORE: Trump says he will 'take a look' at 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic pardon - New York Post Trump asked about potential pardon for Tiger King's Joe Exotic during COVID-19 briefing - WGN #Pardon #WGN #WashingtonDC Related Stories 'Joe Exotic' quarantined after inmates test positive for COVID-19 'Joe Exotic' seeks pardon; mom, daughter killed by suspect years apart - TCDPOD Florida sheriff seeking tips in 'Tiger King' mystery Border Patrol agents find abandoned duffel bag with tiger inside 'Joe Exotic' sues feds, appeals to President Trump for pardon 'Joe Exotic' gets 22 years for murder-for-hire plot, wildlife convictions L.A. man charged after tiger cub appears in Logan Paul YouTube video Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.