Joe Exotic is currently serving the first year of a 22-year prison sentence for plotting to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, among other things

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic speaks up after receiving no apology from Donald Trump in his final days as president

The 57-year-old, notorious for his murder-for-rent scheme and outrageous attention-grabbing demeanor, targeted the former president in a scathing tweet on Wednesday, writing, “I was too innocent and too GAY to be around deserving an apology from Trump “

“I was just Don Jr Important When he had to comment on me to improve his social media post, the convicted criminal, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado Passage, went on to refer to a meme Donald Trump Jr had shared online last year in which the then president’s face was superimposed on the mug shot from Maldonado Passage

“Boy, were we all foolish to believe that he actually stands for equality? His corrupt friends all come first,” tweeted Maldonado-Passage

Maldonado-Passage is currently serving the first year of a 22-year prison sentence for, among other things, planning to kill his arch enemy, animal rights activist Carole Baskin

Following Trump’s pardon, his target Baskin, who also appeared on the 2020 Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, said she was relieved that Maldonado Passage had not been granted mercy

“I take a deep breath because I’m so relieved,” she told Fox News on Wednesday. “Since his conviction, I’ve been concerned that there is a presidential pardon to cover all of the hard work that goes into that Justice this person could be reversed. When a new president was sworn in at noon today, I finally felt safe from this threat “

The embarrassed zookeeper began apologizing to Trump in March last year He posted a video proclaiming his innocence and had his legal team repaint a bus with the words, “President Trump, please excuse Joe Exotic”

He later reportedly wrote a long letter to Trump claiming he was sexually assaulted in prison

After his pardon was denied, Maldonado-Passage filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department in December, accusing incumbent pardon attorney Rosalind Sargent-Burns of failing to perform her administrative duty by passing a recommendation

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At the time, a DOJ spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing the department’s policy that “a petitioner should be at least five years after conviction or release, whichever is later ) must wait before submitting them”a pardon application”

According to the lawsuit under review by PEOPLE, Maldonado-Passage had requested a waiver of the release from prison requirement before asking the pardon attorney’s office to consider his case

However, according to the Maldonado-Passage attorney, Sargent-Burns said on Sept. 10 that his request for a waiver was denied

A judge in the case later ruled that “a review of public records appears to show that Exotic’s pardon request has now been accepted and is currently pending on the Justice Department’s website,” despite finding that Maldonado’s allegation -Passage “There is still a case or controversy”

On Tuesday evening, during the final hours of his presidency, Trump issued 143 pardons or commuted sentences, none of which were given to Maldonado-Passage

High profile personalities pardoned included rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne, former top strategist Steve Bannon, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

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