Joe Biden gets unlikely competitor in 2024 Dem primary

On Wednesday, KFOR reported that convicted felon and “Tiger King” star Joe “Exotic” Maldonado would be running for the presidency in 2024 as a Democrat — while he is still incarcerated.

Maldonado is currently serving a 21-year conviction for violations of the Endangered Species Act and a murder-for-hire plot against wildlife park rival Carole Baskin.

Mugshot of Joe Exotic from Santa Rosa County Jail in 2018 via Wikimedia Commons.

“I’m joining the Democrats to fight like hell for every child in America. Their future won’t be destroyed by endless laws and the shadow of violence,” wrote Joe Exotic on Twitter. “It’s time for a g****** revolution, and I’m leading the charge!”

The reality television star previously ran unsuccessful campaigns for president in 2016 as an independent and ran for the Oklahoma governorship as a Libertarian in 2018.

“His campaign is advocating for ‘responsible gun regulation,’ reproductive rights, mental health and criminal justice reform,” the outlet reported. 

“Unrelenting in his quest for accountability, Joe Exotic seeks to expose deep-rooted corruption within the Department of Justice and fiercely advocate for innocent Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in federal penitentiaries,” his campaign said.

Maldonado will face an array of other Democrats in his longshot bid for the White House, with Joe Biden indicating he will run again for the office, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announcing his campaign last week, and failed 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson is giving it another shot.

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