Trump called WNBA star Brittney Griner, “spoiled,” and implied he wouldn’t have made the deal to get her out of prison in Russia. pic.twitter.com/NYcT5e2Kxd
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 31, 2022
Trump declared Griner “went in there loaded up with drugs,” but according to reports she was detained for carrying less than a gram (0.702 grams) of cannabis oil in two vape cartridges, which authorities found in her luggage before a flight in Moscow.
Here’s the transcript:
“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. 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 a absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed many people. And he’s gonna get a free card and we’re gonna get her.
“She 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?
“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 indicates if he were president, he wouldn’t make any deal to free the imprisoned basketball star because she “makes, you know, a lot of money.” https://t.co/AEsTA5IJNk
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 1, 2022
Trump is opposing efforts to free Brittney Griner, consistent with his pro-Russia stance & hero worship of Putin. He must never be allowed to run for office again. #OurBlueVoice
— ElizabethC 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦💛💙🌻 (@econklin4) August 1, 2022