Joe Exotic, the star of the hit Netflix show Tiger King and former owner of the GW Zoo, made headlines recently when he announced his plan to run for President of the United States in 2024 as a Libertarian. This news came as a surprise to many, considering his recent legal troubles and his current imprisonment. However, it is not an impossible task, as there have been several third-party candidates in the past who have made it to the White House.
For those unfamiliar with Joe Exotic, he is a sixty year old former exotic animal owner from Oklahoma. He gained a lot of attention in 2020 when his highly publicized legal battle with a former business partner was documented in the popular Netflix series Tiger King. During that battle, he unsuccessfully sought a pardon from President Trump. After his conviction, his legal team continued to fight for his freedom and in 2021, he officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential Election.
Joe Exotic has stated that he is running for President to bring attention to the plight of exotic animals and to fight for the rights of the imprisoned. He has been vocal about his desire to reform the criminal justice system and to ensure that no one is ever wrongfully convicted. He has also talked about the fact he's officially running for President in 2024 as a Libertarian, and told us why he's the man for the job. In his own words, he believes in the Libertarian values of “small government, personal responsibility, and individual freedom.”
It is not yet clear how Joe Exotic's candidacy will play out, as he is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence. He has even gone so far as to say that he might become the “first presidential candidate to die in federal prison.” Despite this, he has garnered a lot of support from people who believe in his cause, and there are many who are actively campaigning for his release.
Joe Exotic has also spoken out about the need for greater animal welfare laws and stricter gun laws. He has gone on record as saying that he wants to see the federal government pass stricter gun laws to make it harder for criminals to access firearms. He is also a strong advocate for stricter animal welfare laws, and has called for an end to animal cruelty and abuse.
In addition to his political views, Joe Exotic has also spoken out about the need for better healthcare, improved education, and the importance of national security. He has stated that he wants to ensure that all Americans have access to quality healthcare and education, and that national security is a top priority. He has also talked about the need for better infrastructure, and for the government to invest in renewable energy sources in order to combat climate change.
Joe Exotic has also garnered support from celebrities, including former presidential candidate Gary Johnson and actor/comedian Tom Arnold. Johnson has stated that Joe Exotic's candidacy could be a “game-changer” and that his views on small government and individual freedom could be beneficial for the country. Arnold has been vocal about his support for Joe Exotic, and has even gone so far as to start a petition to free the “Tiger King” star.
It is still too early to tell if Joe Exotic will be a successful candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election, or if his run will even be allowed. However, his candidacy has certainly brought attention to the need for greater animal welfare laws, stricter gun laws, and improved infrastructure. Whether or not he will be successful in his bid for the White House remains to be seen.