Ugh. So I haven’t watched Netflix’s monster hit, ‘Tiger King’. I can’t. I can watch babies in flames but I can’t see an animal in a cage. So I hate everyone involved just by association. So naturally, I wasn’t surprised when our maniacal president found his story worthy of the enormous honor that is a presidential pardon.
“I’ll take a look,” Trump told a Post reporter when asked about the case and his son’s support for a pardon during a White House briefing.
The president’s eldest son has joked about lobbying for his father to pardon Maldonado-Passage, a kooky former roadside zookeeper serving a 22-year prison sentence for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot targeting animal-rights activist Carole Baskin.
“I know nothing about it … he has 22 for what? What did he do?” Trump asked.
After the reporter explained what the “big cat” enthusiast was in for, Trump asked: “Do you think he didn’t do it?”
“Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?”
He then polled the other journalists in the room asking, “Would you recommend a pardon?”
Maldonado-Passage issued a call for a pardon from Trump and announced a $94 million lawsuit against the federal government March 19 on his Facebook page.
The seven-part docu-series on Maldonado-Passage, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” has been a hit with Netflix viewers — drawing 34.3 million unique viewers in the first 10 days since its March 20 release.