Joe Exotic announces 2024 presidential campaign: ‘It’s time to take this country back’

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Joe Exotic entered the 2024 race for President of the United States. THE tiger king subject, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, and a convicted felon announced his candidacy, even behind bars in a statement on a new campaign website on Friday, March 10. His website says he presents himself as a libertarian. The campaign comes as Joe, 60, is currently serving a 22-year sentence for trying to hire a hitman to kill his rival Carol Baskin.

Joe rose to fame as the subject of Netflix’s “Tiger King.” (Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock)

The former zoo owner shared a lengthy message on his campaign website, explaining that he felt it was his right to run for office, despite the charges against him. After railing against the justice system, Joe asked Americans to put aside any preconceived notions about him. “So put aside that I’m gay, that I’m in jail at the moment, that I used drugs in the past, that I had more [sic] one boyfriend at a time and that Carole hates me. This has nothing to do with me being your voice. The best thing you have to back me up is that I used to fight my whole life just to get by. I’m broke, they took everything I worked for, and it’s time to take this country back,” he said.

In his post, Joe continued to assert that he had done nothing wrong, and he shared a welcome message, promising that he would speak out on various issues through his campaign website. The only issue he addressed in his message was his anger over the way taxpayers’ money is being spent. He announced that he was running in a Tweeterredirecting people to its website.

This is not the first time that Joe has run for public office. He ran as an independent candidate in the 2016 election, and he ended up supporting Donald Trump, who won the election Hillary Clinton. During his incarceration, the tiger king The star and his legal team have regularly attempted to deliver messages to the former president, asking that he be pardoned and released. Videos on Joe’s 2024 campaign website appear to be repurposed from his 2016 run. In 2018, Joe participated in the Libertarian primary for the Oklahoma gubernatorial race.

Apart from politics, Joe revealed he was diagnosed with cancer in an Instagram post in November 2021. He gave his followers an update on his health earlier in March after reporting he was suspected to have bladder cancer. In his Tweeterhe explained that he was refusing the treatment.

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