Full disclosure: This editor has never watched “Tiger King” on Netflix, but judging from our Twitter feeds, everyone else has. It’s become such a phenomenon that a reporter at Wednesday’s coronavirus press briefing asked President Trump if he’d considering pardoning Joe Exotic.
When asked if he would pardon Joe Exotic, the incarcerated star of the Netflix documentary series “Tiger King,” Pres. Trump says he “knows nothing about” it, but will “take a look.” https://t.co/neRtDMrRZT pic.twitter.com/SyrDJ7R8DK
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 8, 2020
"You think he didn't do it? Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon? You're a reporter, you're not allowed to do that."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 8, 2020
A reporter just asked if Trump would pardon Joe Exotic from Tiger King and Trump said, "I will take a look." pic.twitter.com/f0c0R8QmDy
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 8, 2020
Trump grins and says that the idea must have come from @DonaldJTrumpJr
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 8, 2020
Trump is asked about a pardon for Joe Exotic of Tiger King.
Trump: "I know nothing about it…he has 22 for what? What did he do?"
Trump to the reporter asking/explaining: "You think he didn't do it? Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?"
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 8, 2020
Trump flipping the Tiger King question back on the reporter was too perfect.
"Do you think he didn't do it? Are you on his side? Are you recommending a pardon?" – President Trump pic.twitter.com/yg5w1Jm7VE
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) April 8, 2020
The Tiger King question was still 90% more relevant than most of the things asked in that room.
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) April 8, 2020
The Tiger King question for Trump, as told by reactions of other reporters. pic.twitter.com/t01V4pHSIm
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) April 8, 2020
We just have to slip this classic tweet in here:
Someone left this note for the OAN personality at the White House: “Do you think your question was helpful in halting the spread of the coronavirus?” pic.twitter.com/Jy8rzVs5Y0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 19, 2020
This person should be quarantined in Wuhan.
— Gary (@GarySchlager) April 8, 2020
Incredible how these Bozos waste valuable time and opportunity on BS like that pic.twitter.com/d250o5T4BM
— Kevin Townsend (@K_Town7) April 8, 2020
And then, Acosta asked a real question and got a good response from POTUS. Wonders never cease! 😳
— huntress (@pat18654576) April 8, 2020
The reporter asking President Trump about Tiger King and a possible pardon for Joe Exotic is exactly the kind of quarantine content we need
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 8, 2020
That kid needs a raise. He asked that with such poise 😂🤣
— Quarantine Bob (@BobQuarantine) April 8, 2020
That was fantastic. Very grateful for that guy!
— Michael D (@MikeDeWyze) April 8, 2020
A little levity at a time like this goes a long way.#TigerKing
— EmptyNet20 (@UnmannedNet) April 8, 2020
— Tanner (@RealTannerJL) April 8, 2020
Yes I kind of liked a question about something other than tests, ventilators and masks.
— Leesa FL (@leesa_fl) April 8, 2020
That was funny as hell…and I think @POTUS appreciated it…
— Ed Richbobman (@richbobman) April 8, 2020
I liked the president's reply. It was nice to see him have a smile. 🙂
— Sam Miller (@sam38483) April 8, 2020
Even got Acosta involved!
— Greg (@gdrazman) April 8, 2020
The President seems to be in a good mood today!
— R Scurf (@RichardScurfie2) April 8, 2020
The world would go into an uproar if he pardoned him 😂😂
— Jessie Johnson (@jessiejohnson08) April 8, 2020
I have no idea what either of those things are.
— Institute for Hysteria, Mendacity and Exaggeration (@NuncVideo) April 8, 2020
Lefty media firefighters clutching their pearls over OANN reporter's question about 'racist' Chinese food should probably take a few seats https://t.co/7xlEb5YPl8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 19, 2020