Donald Trump has criticized the Biden administration for a proposal to trade a Russian arms dealer known as the “dealer of death” in return for the release of “spoiled” WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed the business deal involving Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer convicted in 2011 of conspiring to kill U.S. citizens and officials, delivering anti-aircraft missiles and aiding a terrorist organization.

Trump, speaking with conservative radio personalities Clay Travis and Buck Sexton, suggested exchanging such a dangerous person for someone “drunk on drugs” was not a good idea.

In fact, he seemed to suggest that intervening on Griner’s behalf wasn’t a valid proposition, period.

“She came loaded with drugs into hostile territory where they are very vigilant on drugs. They don’t like drugs. And she got caught,” he complained. “And now we’re supposed to take her out – and she’s making, you know, a lot of money, I guess.”

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Trump tries to trade Britney Griner for an arms dealer

While the Biden administration’s proposed Britney Griner swap is about as lopsided as you’d expect from a weak and incompetent government, many believe the U.S. should trying to bring the WNBA star home despite his past anti-American comments.

She to plead guilty on drug charges after Russian authorities found vaping cartridges containing cannabis oil in his luggage.

Trade, according to Trump, is unbalanced.

“We’re supposed to take her out for an absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed a lot of people,” he lamented. “And he’s going to get a free card and we’re going to get it.”

“He’s absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he’s going to be released because a potentially spoiled person walks into Russia high on drugs,” Trump added.

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Protested the national anthem

The proposed swap of the “Dealer of Death” for Brittney Griner is, without a doubt, a substantial concession by the Biden administration.

Bout was convicted of conspiracy to kill Americans while Griner had cannabis oil in her luggage. Barely an equal exchange.

Yet she is counting on the efforts of a country she has denigrated in the past to secure her release, having left the pitch before the national anthem was played.

After pleading guilty to drug charges in a Russian court, Griner faces a 10-year prison sentence. She insists she had no intention of breaking the law and only had the cannabis oil on her because she had packed her bags in a hurry.

Jodi Vittori, a former Air Force lieutenant colonel and current professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, said echoes the concerns about Brittney Griner’s proposed trade.

“Exchanging American hostages for a notorious Russian arms trafficker with the sinister moniker of the Merchant of Death sends mixed messages to the world at a time when the United States is working to arm Ukraine as it fights for his life and his democracy against Russia,” she said. .

One wonders what the media reaction would be right now if Trump had tried to trade a Russian arms dealer for someone languishing in a Russian prison.

Especially considering everything this administration has done to support Ukraine in its defensive war against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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