Trump Says WNBA Star Did The Crime So She Must Do The Time


President Donald Trump is calling it as he sees it when it comes to Brittany Griner, accusing the "potentially spoiled" WNBA star of traveling to Moscow "loaded up with drugs," and dismissing the idea of trading her for a Russian arms dealer.

Trump recently appeared on the "Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show" where he was asked about 31-year-old Griner's detainment in 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 said.

"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.”

"Loaded up with drugs" isn't exactly consistent with the known information. Griner, in court, admitted to accidentally bringing marijuana that she says was prescribed by a doctor in the States to help deal with the pain from previous basketball injuries, instead of taking powerful pain medications.

"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," Trump said to Travis and Sexton.

The man the U.S is reported to be considering swapping Griner for, is Viktor Bout, known as the "Merchant of Death.”

U.S. Congressman Colin Allred said last week that it's up to the Russians to accept 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 said.

The Congressman did not specifically mention Bout’s name or any other specifics of the proposed deal.

Griner has been detained since late February when Russian officials found hashish oil in her bag. She pled guilty and is awaiting her sentence. She faces up to 10 years in prison unless there's a prisoner swap.

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