Brittney Griner is being attacked by Donald Trump as the Joe Biden administration attempts to bring her home. On the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton ShowHe was also asked about the Russian detention of the WNBA star. Trump doesn’t like the proposal of the Biden administration for a prisoner exchange between the United States, Russia.
“She went in there loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory where they’re very vigilant about drugs. They don’t like drugs, and she got caught,” Trump stated, “Personal” TMZ Sports. “And, now we’re supposed to get her out, and she makes, you know, a lot of money, I guess. We’re supposed to get her out for an absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed many people. It certainly doesn’t seem like a very good trade, does it? He’s absolutely one of the worst in the world and he’s gonna be given his freedom because a potentially spoiled person goes into Russia loaded up with drugs.”
The U.S. wants Griner and Paul Whelan to be released in exchange for Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer. “Merchant of Death.” TMZ SportsRecently, I spoke with U.S. Colin Allred, the Congressman, said that Russia must complete the deal. “The ball is entirely in the Russian’s court. I think we’ve made a very good offer to them based off what we know what they want,”Allred stated.
Griner, who won a WNBA Championship with the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested in Russia in February after customs officers found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. She pleaded guilty in July and faces a 10-year prison sentence. Griner also won a WNBA title. She was also a member the USA Women’s Basketball Team, winning two gold medals, the most recent one being at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Griner’s WNBA career has seen her selected eight times to the All-Star Team, she was twice the WNBA scoring champion, and she won the WNBA defensive player of the year award twice.