December 8, 2022

Donald Trump Jr. came unglued on Truth Social and Twitter after President Biden secured Brittany Griner's release from a Russian penal colony. Paul Whelan, who has been held in Russia since 2018 on an espionage charge, wasn't part of the prisoner swap. Russia, for some reason, is treating Whelan's case differently.

So, Junior went off, and now his father, who released 5,000 Taliban prisoners, is ranting about the prisoner swap, too.

"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," he 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!!!"

Over the summer, on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Trump lashed out over the proposed deal by the Biden administration to do the prisoner swap with Russia.

Via Newsweek:

Trump called Griner "potentially spoiled" and deserving of imprisonment after she was detained in a Moscow airport for possessing vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil, a violation which resulted in a sentence of nine years in a Russian prison camp.

Trump claimed that she went to Russia "loaded up with drugs," and that's not true. There is no evidence that Griner was high when they detained her. There is evidence, though, that Junior is lit every time he does one of his video rants for social media to cry about President Biden.

To say that Whelan "would have been let out for the asking" only proves that Trump does not know how these things work. You have to negotiate, and sometimes you don't get everything you want.

It's disgusting that a former President was insulting an American while she was in captivity and after she was released. And why didn't Trump release Whelan when he was in office?

I'll leave this here:

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