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Tiger King star Carole Baskin doesn’t think pardoning her rival, Joe Exotic, would be a ‘good move’ for outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump.

On Friday, the 59-year-old big cat activist spoke to Channel Seven’s The Morning Show and revealed her thoughts on the impact of Joe’s bid for freedom on Trump’s legacy.

‘I can’t believe that would be a good move for anybody’s political career,’ she said of the President.

'What benefit would anybody have of setting that person loose?' Tiger King's Carole Baskin said it 'wouldn't be a good move' for Donald Trump to pardon her rival Joe Exotic (pictured)

'What benefit would anybody have of setting that person loose?' Tiger King's Carole Baskin said it 'wouldn't be a good move' for Donald Trump to pardon her rival Joe Exotic (pictured)

 ‘What benefit would anybody have of setting that person loose?’ Tiger King’s Carole Baskin said it ‘wouldn’t be a good move’ for Donald Trump to pardon her rival Joe Exotic (pictured) 

Carole continued: ‘Given the fact that he (Joe Exotic) was convicted for two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of wildlife trafficking and abuse, which included shooting five healthy tigers in the head to make room for some circus cats he wanted.’

‘Animal Planet did a poll and the world’s favourite animal is a tiger, so what benefit would anybody have of setting that person loose?’ she added.

Joe, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, was the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’ along with Carole.

Crimes: Carole explained that Joe was convicted of 'two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of wildlife trafficking and abuse'

Crimes: Carole explained that Joe was convicted of 'two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of wildlife trafficking and abuse'

Crimes: Carole explained that Joe was convicted of ‘two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of wildlife trafficking and abuse’ 

Bad plan? 'I can't believe that would be a good move for anybody's political career,' she said of the President (pictured)

Bad plan? 'I can't believe that would be a good move for anybody's political career,' she said of the President (pictured)

 Bad plan? ‘I can’t believe that would be a good move for anybody’s political career,’ she said of the President (pictured) 

The series focused on his bizarre life, his Oklahoma zoo, as well as his bitter feud with the big-cat rights activist.

In September the self-professed ‘Tiger King’ wrote to Trump asking the president to pardon him. He begged him in the letter: ‘Be my hero, please.’ 

He insisted that he was wrongly convicted on the testimony of people who the government knew were lying. 

Streaming sensation: Joe was the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary 'Tiger King' along with Carole. The series focused on his bizarre life, his Oklahoma zoo, as well as his bitter feud with the big-cat rights activist

Streaming sensation: Joe was the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary 'Tiger King' along with Carole. The series focused on his bizarre life, his Oklahoma zoo, as well as his bitter feud with the big-cat rights activist

Streaming sensation: Joe was the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’ along with Carole. The series focused on his bizarre life, his Oklahoma zoo, as well as his bitter feud with the big-cat rights activist

Maldonado-Passage told the president that he voted for him, and that he looks up to him.

‘If I have ever looked up to anyone it would be you. Not because I need you to save my life but because you stand for what YOU believe no matter what anyone thinks,’ he said.

He also wrote that everything he worked for was ‘stolen by criminals’, and said he is ‘begging you to listen to the millions who see the truth’.

Seeking pardon: In September the self-professed 'Tiger King' (pictured) wrote to President Trump asking the president to pardon him. He begged him in the letter: 'Be my hero, please'

Seeking pardon: In September the self-professed 'Tiger King' (pictured) wrote to President Trump asking the president to pardon him. He begged him in the letter: 'Be my hero, please'

Seeking pardon: In September the self-professed ‘Tiger King’ (pictured) wrote to President Trump asking the president to pardon him. He begged him in the letter: ‘Be my hero, please’

Joe is one year into a 22-year sentence for trying to hire a hit man to kill an animal-rights activist. 

His team has been trying to catch Trump’s attention through appearances on Fox News and a visit to the Trump International Hotel in Washington where they ran up a tab of about $10,000.

Back in April, Trump said he would ‘take a look at’ a pardon for the so-called Tiger King.

Bid for freedom: His team has been trying to catch Trump's attention through appearances on Fox News and a visit to the Trump International Hotel in Washington where they ran up a tab of about $10,000

Bid for freedom: His team has been trying to catch Trump's attention through appearances on Fox News and a visit to the Trump International Hotel in Washington where they ran up a tab of about $10,000

Bid for freedom: His team has been trying to catch Trump’s attention through appearances on Fox News and a visit to the Trump International Hotel in Washington where they ran up a tab of about $10,000

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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