'What the hell's the difference'? Joe Exotic says being in prison would make him a good president

'What the hell's the difference'? Joe Exotic says being in prison would make him a good president
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Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix's docuseries Tiger King, announced this month that he is running for president in 2024 as a Libertarian Party challenger to President Joe Biden and alternative to former President Donald Trump. He also revealed that he wants ex-Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) to be his running mate.

Joseph Allen Maldonado is serving a twenty-two-year prison sentence after being convicted for nearly two dozen crimes, including animal abuse and attempted murder. But that is not stopping him from making his case to the American public. Maldonado believes that his lengthy stint in the slammer makes him uniquely qualified to serve as commander-in-chief. The United States Constitution does not explicitly forbid such a scenario.

Nonetheless, on Sunday's edition of Cross Country, Fox News host Lawrence Jones scored an exclusive interview with Maldonado.

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"The Tiger King himself, America's most infamous former zookeeper, Joe Exotic, just launched his 2024 presidential campaign," Jones began.

"Somebody's gotta start asking some real questions for the people that work their butts off in this country, to pay the bill for these politicians to just keep handing this money away," Maldonado said.

"What would you do differently if you were the president?" Jones asked.

"First of all, we have to quit policing the rest of the world, okay? And we have to quit funding everybody else's culture. Uh, it, it's not the working people of America's problem to, to take care of the rest of the world. Uh, we're sending billions and billions of dollars to, to other countries for gender identity, for, for their wars, for their crap. And we're cutting grandma and grandpa's Social Security, uh, in America, and we have homeless vets. And it's just ass-backward," Maldonado replied.

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"We have [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin just has warrants for his arrest for war crimes. We have [former] President [Donald] Trump under, under, uh, the possibility of an indictment and other criminal charges. We have Hunter Biden and President Biden under investigation for money laundering and making bad deals," the 60-year-old felon continued. "What the hell's the difference in somebody in prison that sees the system for what it really is and exposing this and trying to fix it?"

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