“Tiger King” star Joe Exotic has been following recent headlines suggesting that failed former president Donald Trump’s ex-chief of staff, Mark Meadows, testified before a grand jury impaneled by Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, and he’s got a message for the Donald that’s certain to enrage the notoriously thin-skinned Trump.
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Meadows had indeed appeared before Smith’s grand jury:
One inquiry is focused on Mr. Trump’s efforts to cling to power after losing the 2020 election, culminating in the attack by a pro-Trump mob on the Capitol during congressional certification of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6, 2021. The other is an investigation into Mr. Trump’s handling of hundreds of classified documents after he left office and whether he obstructed efforts to retrieve them.
That led Exotic — whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage — to send a message to Trump via Twitter (and likely with the help of someone not currently incarcerated):
“Hey@realDonaldTrump – Ask @MarkMeadows for advice for your legal problems just like you let him dictate mine. I will save you a bunk and a bed roll. #JoeExotic2024“
Exotic is currently serving 22 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his rival, Carole Baskin.
The former animal trainer also sought a pardon from Trump, but was turned down, an issue that Exotic also addressed in an accompanying tweet on Tuesday.
As you probably noticed from the hashtag he used, Exotic is now running for president himself in the 2024 election, which seems fitting when you consider the rogue’s gallery of Republicans lining up be the next GOP presidential nominee.