As they largely have been, President Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday wasn’t just about the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump has veered off course during these pressers several times, largely in response to an increasingly agitated gaggle of reporters, all seeking to cash in on their reputations as anti-Trump crusaders. The publicity stunts by the likes of Jim Acosta and his colleagues have been non-stop in recent days, as the liberal left continues attempting to pin Donald Trump to the virus’s inevitable death toll.
This freewheeling nature of the press conferences has now emboldened the press to ask ever-more bizarre questions, including one about the Tiger King phenomenon.
President Trump on Wednesday said he’ll examine a request for a pardon from Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, the star of the hugely popular Netflix series “Tiger King.”
“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.
The Netflix documentary series was released just in time for a number of Americans to find themselves stuck indoors, practicing their social distancing, which allowed for the story fo Joe Exotic to go mainstream.