Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Thursday to rip the prisoner swap that freed WNBA player Brittney Griner.
The controversial trade, which sparked an outcry with the release of “Merchant of Death” Viktor Bout, was panned by Trump.
“What kind of a deal is it to swap Brittney Griner, a basketball player who openly hates our Country, for the man known as “The Merchant of Death,” who is one of the biggest arms dealers anywhere in the World, and responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and horrific injuries,” Trump wrote. “Why wasn’t former Marine Paul Whelan included in this totally one-sided transaction? He would have been let out for the asking. What a ‘stupid’ and unpatriotic embarrassment for the USA!!!”
Griner was arrested in February after officials discovered cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage as she entered Russia for a basketball game. She was eventually convicted and moved to a penal colony before Biden secured her release. However, many people have been concerned that Bout, who was in the middle of serving a 25-year sentence, is too powerful a criminal to be released so easily.
Twitter users found it hard to disagree:
Trump was right about everything https://t.co/QbjNpSsMdU
— Robert Kemp (@quinault74) December 9, 2022
This makes me sick that a marine is not as important https://t.co/8oZuXns5Jo
— Patriot (@ftatfmf) December 9, 2022
I personally think Biden-Obama enjoy making the U.S. look like crap! Embarrassing us on the world stage. https://t.co/UoTGlK8nuF
— Becky Baird (@BDBaird03) December 9, 2022
It’s dumbass communist Biden. What do you expect?! https://t.co/W8J6T1Cd1u
— Mary McDonough (@nukegirl46) December 9, 2022
Yep! Sloppy Joe at it! https://t.co/IJFQk2ZBuk
— Celia McCormick (@accardi1921) December 9, 2022
Trump we need you more than ever! https://t.co/ZcWzfTVT6X
— My InfoLinda K. Marr (@LKmings) December 9, 2022
The Donald is 100% correct !! https://t.co/laRZsArYDb
— Marc Stevens (@MarcSte29582091) December 8, 2022
Man you know it’s bad when Trump making sense https://t.co/cFbzq7aB4q
— Johnny Hustle (@C__Three2) December 8, 2022
But he ain’t wrong ♂️ https://t.co/vYnPRqLNZj
— EBodi (@Domdizzle909IE) December 9, 2022
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