According to CNN, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, who was the world’s most notorious arms dealer before a U.S. court convicted him in 2011 and sent him to a prison in Illinois, as part of a potential deal to secure the release of two Americans held by Russia, the U.S. National anthem boycotter Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan.
During his appearance on the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton radio show on Friday, former President Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the matter, saying that Brittney Griner “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. 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,” he continued.
“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.”