At a White House press conference last week, New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked President Trump for his thoughts on pardoning "Joe Exotic," star of the popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King.
Trump responded that he was unfamiliar with the show, and Nelson explained that Joe Exotic is a former zoo owner convicted of attempted murder for hire and of killing five tigers, who has been sentenced to 22 years in prison and has asked for Trump to pardon him.
Nelson added that Donald Trump Jr. had jokingly advocated for the pardon.
Trump asked an off-screen reporter, CNN'S Jim Acosta, "Would you recommend a pardon?"
Acosta responded, "I'm not weighing in on Tiger King."
Trump concluded that he would have to look into the situation further.