Remember “Tiger King” Joe Exotic? If you watched the Netflix show you can never forget. If you haven’t watched the Netflix how, buckle your seatbelts and get after it because you have one heckuva binge ahead of you. Either way, there’s Joe Exotic news today and — if you have watched the series — it is pretty, darned funny regardless of political affiliation. Because Exotic, whose real name is Joe Maldonado, is in prison. And, although he has reportedly been dealing with some pretty, serious, cancer-related issues, he has been busy. The guy ran for president once before — there are some awfully funny videos he put together during that “campaign” — and despite currently being incarcerated he says he is running for president again in 2024. Which all leads us to the “Tiger King” taking notice of Donald Trump’s indictment last week and the message that he had for the former president.
“Former President Donald Trump now that you have been indicted, welcome to the party,” wrote on his Instagram. “Trump should have to go to arraignment in an orange jumpsuit and shackles and be humiliated just like the rest (of) us have been, innocent or not.”
Trump’s indictment is certainly polarizing, but again, if you have seen the show and know who Maldonado is, you can’t help but laugh a little at all of this.
He has been in prison since 2018 after he was found guilty of charges related to trying to hire someone to kill his rival, Carole Baskin. He has consistently maintained his innocence.
He also is apparently not a big fan of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis because he told FOX that DeSantis is “dangerous for this country.” “If you don’t like his way, he’s going to make a law and make it illegal for you,” Exotic said. “Very dangerous man.”
He told the network that Trump was “workable if he sometimes would just keep his mouth shut because he blows so much smoke.”
“I don’t believe that the election was stolen at all,” he told FOX.
He had some words for Joe Biden, too.
“He needs to just wake up,” Exotic told FOX. “Him and Vice President (Kamala) Harris, how they want to do justice and prison reform in this country, and he’s done nothing. We have President Putin who is wanted. President Trump is about to be indicted. Hunter Biden and President Biden are under investigation.
“What the hell is wrong with a guy running from prison?”
Also, Netflix please, if you are reading this, get all of the footage you can of this campaign.