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A potential presidential pardon for Joe Exotic has already caused consternation among supporters of Donald Trump.
The outgoing president is thought to be using his last act in office to issue a list of those he is pardoning from their prison sentence.
The 57-year-old Tiger King star, whose real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is serving 22 years behind bars for his role in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his nemesis Carole Baskin and violating wildlife laws.
His team are so convinced he's going to get a pardon from Donald Trump, they have already booked a limo booked to collect him from prison with a hairdresser and makeup artist on standby.
Reporting live from the White House, a CNN reporter has revealed the thoughts of a Trump loyalist, who labelled the Netflix star a "dips**t."
Joe Exotic is hoping for a presidential pardon
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The reporter didn't censor his language when he told viewers: "There is word that Joe Exotic aka the tiger king could get a presidential pardon and annoyed this one Trump loyalist and in his words, and I’ll put these in a quote as they are not my words but the words of a Trump ally “I’ll be p***ed if that dips**t does make the president’s list of pardons but my client doesn’t."
Pardons are often handed out at the very end of a president's term, but with Trump's time in office set to come to an end tomorrow, there's still no sign of whether he'll take pity on Joe's case.
However, that hasn't stopped Joe's team from getting excited about what could potentially happen on Trump's last day in office.
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Tiger Team founder Eric Love, who is running a campaign to get Joe out of prison, told KOCO 5 in Oklahoma he's "absolutely confident" the Netflix star will get a pardon from Trump.
He goes on to explain Joe is feeling worried about his image after his stint in prison, so there's a hairdresser and makeup artist to make sure he looks his best if he gets out.
He said: "I am absolutely confident that we are going to receive the pardon tomorrow.
"We worked very hard on it…
"We've got hair and makeup, including a wardrobe, trust me, anything you can think of, we have it, including a doctor. Also a mental health expert.
"Joe's biggest thing is that he can't wait to get out as you can imagine, and he doesn't want anyone to see him until his hair is done.
"So the most important person tomorrow is the hair and makeup and wardrobe folks."
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