Donald Trump held another coronavirus briefing on Wednesday and during the question and answer session one reporter asked the president about the popular Tiger King documentary on Netflix and a pardon for Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage.
“I’ll take a look,” Trump told New York Post reporter Steven Nelson when asked about the case and his son’s support for a pardon during a White House briefing.
.@stevennelson10 asks President Trump about #TigerKing: “I was wondering if you’ve seen the show and have any thoughts…”— CSPAN (@cspan) April 8, 2020
President Trump: “Would you recommend a pardon?”
Jim @Acosta: “I’m not weighing in on Tiger King.”
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“I know nothing about it … he has 22 for what? What did he do?” Trump asked.
Once explained what Maldonado-Passage was in for, Trump asked if the reporter thought he did it.
“Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?”
He then asked CNN’s Jim Acosta for his thought, “Would you recommend a pardon?”
“I’m not weighing in on Tiger King,” replied Acosta.