Infamous Tiger King star Joe Exotic was so certain he was going to receive a pardon from the outgoing President, he had a stretch limo ready and waiting to collect him from prison, where he's currently serving 22 years for hiring a hitman to try to kill rival zookeeper Carole Baskin.
The pardon never came, and Exotic's not happy, judging by a furious tweet issued by his official account. "I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a Pardon from Trump. I only mattered to Don Jr. when he needed to make a comment about me to boost his social media post. Boy were we all stupid to believe he actually stood for Equal Justice? His corrupt friends all come first," the tweet read.
The limo hired to escort Exotic from prison was reportedly even prepped with a team for Exotic's hair, wardrobe and make-up.
The day before Biden's inauguration, Exotic's team were certain Trump would pardon him of his crimes.
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"We have good reason to believe it will come through.
"We're confident enough, we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison. We are in action mode now," private investigator Eric Love told Metro UK.
But the elaborate plans were for nothing.
Elsewhere today, Lady Gaga wowed at President Joe Biden's inauguration, nailing her performance of the US National Anthem and donning a striking outfit – braids, giant red skirt and most noticeably, an oversized gold dove brooch – that was very Hunger Games.