Although Joe Exotic and his team are disappointed that Donald Trump failed to pardon the "Tiger King" star on his way out of office, there is one person ecstatic about the decision: Carole Baskin.
A happy Carole told TMZ, "If I understand the notice I got from the prison system, he's already gotten another month added to his sentence by not obeying prison rules."
In the waning hours of Trump's presidency, there had been murmurs that the outgoing POTUS may issue a pardon for the flamboyant "Tiger King" star, who is serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot to kill Carole, his chief rival, as well as other animal abuse charges.
Ever since the popularity of Netflix's "Tiger King" docu-series, Joe's team has been trying to free him, and they hoped Trump would be sympathetic.
According to reports, Joe's team had a limo and hair and makeup team ready in the event that a pardon came through.
"We are as disappointed that the President did not sign Joe's pardon, as we were confident yesterday that he would," Joe's team said.
Carole isn't crying, but handed out some free advice for the imprisoned former zookeeper.
"If Joe really had a change of heart, he could do what Mario Tabraue did to lessen his 100 year drug trafficking conviction to 12 years by turning state's evidence against the other animal exploiters," she said.