Proving yet again that he will always take the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his tyrannical government over American citizens, disgraced former president Donald Trump attacked WNBA star Brittney Griner as “spoiled” and said she deserved to stay in Russian custody as long as Putin thinks she should.
During an appearance on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, the failed, one-term ex-president said the Biden administration shouldn’t agree to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan:
Griner “knew you don’t go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it.
“I assume she admitted it without too much force because it is what it is, and it certainly doesn’t seem like a very good trade, does it? Bout is “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.”
Actually, as HuffPost notes, Griner had an incredibly small amount of medical cannabis in her belongings:
In fact she had .7 grams (.024 ounces) of cannabis oil, which is legal in her home state of Arizona and in many other states in America. Russian media, which reported the amount, said officials considered it “significant.”
Griner, who said she had a doctor’s note for the cannabis oil, explained in a Russian court when she pleaded guilty early this month that she had forgotten that it was in her bag and brought it into the country inadvertently.
The athlete was arrested as Russian officials were railing against Western sanctions for its invasion of Ukraine. Griner faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of transporting drugs.
Many who heard Trump’s comments speculated that he doesn’t want to help Griner because she’s black, gay, and female.