Trump was interviewed by Clay Travis and Buck Sexton and claimed that the United States should not negotiate a trade with Russia to release a US Marine and WNBA star Brittney Griner because in his words she was "loaded up with drugs."
Was Griner carrying five kilos of heroin? No.
Was Griner carrying a hundred and forty-nine illegal Oxycontin pills? No.
A couple of grams of coke, maybe? No.
The "loaded up with drugs" crime was vape cartridges.
Griner plays in the off-season for a team in Russia and she flew there before the Russian invasion against Ukraine had begun. She has testified that she didn't realize she had the vape cannabis cartridges with her.
As usual Trump has to lie just to try and score political points against President Biden even if two Americans trapped in Russia's lives are at stake.
Most of whatever Trump says says is either a complete lie or a fabrication of the truth during any interview or rally and that is the case when he spoke about Griner's case to Buck and Clay.
"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."
"But 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. And he’s gonna get a free card and we’re gonna get her," Trump said.
(I haven't seen where it has been reported that Victor Bout killed Americans.)
Trump continued, "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."
Griner was not "loaded up with drugs."
They were legal vape cartridges in America.
Griner was stopped at the airport after customs officers found the vape cartridges in her luggage. She reiterated on Wednesday that she hadn't meant to take them with her to Russia, and conjectured that she had forgotten about them because she'd been stressed and in a hurry to catch her flight.
"I still don't understand to this day how it got in my bags," she told the court in her testimony.
As usual Trump supports Russia in all things, even the arresting and detaining of an WNBA star and a US Marine.
No wonder Russia wants Trump in back in office
Here's the full interview via Youtube.