Posted today to Joe Exotic’s website:
Thank you for your interest in my Campaign. Yes, I know I am in Federal Prison and you might think this is a joke but it’s not. It is my Constitutional right to do this even from here.
I have been put here only because of the corruption in the Department of Justice, three felons that were told how to lie under oath to further this agenda, two corrupt Assistant U.S. Attorneys, two corrupt FBI Agents. and one corrupt Federal Wildlife Agent.
The only thing I did was put five very old, crippled tigers to sleep in the most humane way possible and it was approved by my USDA Inspector, so it’s time to get over it. PeTA kills thousands of animals a year. Carole has killed over 226 big cats and most of you eat some kind of animal everyday, so it’s time to move past this issue.
I am here because I have a world platform to make these politicians listen to your and my concerns and give us some answers for once because all they do is lie to all of us, take our hard earned money calling it taxes, and give it away to foreign countries without them giving us anything back.
So put aside that I am gay, that I am in prison for now, that I used drugs in the past, that I had more then one boyfriend at once and that Carole hates my guts. This all has not a thing to do with me being able to be your voice.
The best thing you have going for supporting me is that I am used to fighting my whole life just to get by. I am broke, they have taken everything I ever worked for away, and it’s time we take this country back.
And yes, I have people in mind that can help run this country a hell of a lot better then they are now, so lets cross that bridge when we get to it. – Joe Exotic 2024.
ABC News reports:
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as “Joe Exotic” or the “Tiger King,” is currently serving a 21-year federal sentence after being convicted on multiple charges. He said he isn’t going to let that stop him from running for the nation’s top office.
In 2018, the former owner of the Greater Wynnewood Animal Park was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of murder-for-hire.
Prosecutors say Maldonado-Passage gave a person $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to Florida to carry out the murder of big cat activist Carole Baskin and “allegedly agreed to pay thousands more after the deed,” said the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma.
He’s running as a Libertarian.
It’s official! I am now a candidate for President of the United States in 2024. Visit my campaign website for information at https://t.co/1q1wARg9D3. pic.twitter.com/VtsFi2vNMf
— Joe Exotic (@joe_exotic) March 10, 2023
Snubbed For Pardon, Joe Exotic Turns On Trumps – https://t.co/SDvP9iWxBg pic.twitter.com/3DrhqL0AYi
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) January 21, 2021
Make all the Tiger King jokes you want, but the fact that Joe Exotic’s legal team thought that spending $14,000 at Trump’s hotel was enough to buy a pardon tells you a lot about Trump’s corruption
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) January 22, 2021
INSTANT REGRET: Joe Exotic rents a massive limo anticipating a pardon from Trump. Gets pardon rejected. pic.twitter.com/je5r5PJnwz
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) January 20, 2021