"I know nothing about it. He has 22 years for what? What did he do?," Trump said, when asked for his stance on the Tiger King star. "He allegedly hired someone to murder an animal rights activist but he said he didn’t do that," New York Post reporter Steven Nelson responded.
Check out the conversation between Trump and Nelson about Exotic's appeal for a pardon during Wednesday's White House briefing below.
Exotic penned a letter to Trump last year asking for a pardon. "Mr. President, I am asking for a special investigation or a Presidential Pardon from the conviction I have just received," he wrote, per News9.
"Here in America we used to take the swearing of oath seriously to tell the truth," Exotic continued. "These days it means nothing to anyone, not even the Department of Justice or the U.S. Attorney’s Office. My trial was not about the truth, it was about the win for the prosecutors."
During his appearance on the SiriusXM’s Jim Norton and Sam Roberts show, Donald Trump Jr. didn’t rule out the possibility of eventually helping Exotic in his pursuit of a Presidential Pardon. "Maybe not right now, but I can generally be for this for the meme," Trump Jr. admitted. "And just for frankly watching the media reaction to this thing. It would be pretty amazing to ultimately see that."
Despite claiming to have finished the seven-part docuseries in two sittings, Trump Jr. still doesn’t understand what exactly he was convicted of. However, he believes that spending 30 years—it’s actually 22 years—behind bars for whatever it may be is "aggressive."
"Now, I don’t even know exactly what he was charged with… I watched the show, but it was like, I don’t know exactly what he was guilty of or wasn’t," he explained. "It doesn’t seem like he was totally innocent of anything. But when they’re saying, 'We’re putting this guy away for 30 years,' I’m saying that seems sort of aggressive."
In the meantime, Deadline reports Exotic's $94 million lawsuit has recently hit a few roadblocks with a federal judge requesting that his case be tossed out while another judge rejected Exotic’s attempt to force a recusal.