Joe Biden has been a failure on foreign policy.
It would be a bigger story if his domestic policy weren’t so bad.
And an NBA player called out one disastrous move Biden is considering.
Turkish-born NBA center Enes Kanter Freedom — he added the surname Freedom after becoming an American citizen — thinks Joe Biden is making a big foreign policy mistake.
Biden is considering a prisoner exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was recently sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail for possessing drug paraphernalia at the airport.
Griner is clearly being held by Russia as a political prisoner, and Vladimir Putin wants arms dealer Viktor Bout—also known as the Merchant of Death—released from prison so Griner can come home.
But Kanter Freedom does not believe that is a good deal.
He appeared on Fox News and explained, “First of all, you know, she pleaded guilty and the sentence is harsh, and of course, like everyone else, I want her to return back home because I know how the Russian jails can get tough…I’ve been following her case very closely and the one thing that I will say, we cannot be sending a merchant of death. A person who is responsible for thousands of lives by selling illegal weapons in Africa, in Asia, and we cannot trade that horrible human being for her. It’s just not a fair trade.”
Griner once kneeled in protest of the Star-Spangled Banner, but she now has a deeper appreciation for American freedom after rotting in jail for six months.
Kanter Freedom added, “I know one thing that she misses: the National Anthem, every word of the National Anthem in that Russian jail.”
Griner wrote in a letter from her jail cell, “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympics jersey, or any accomplishments , I’m terrified I might be here forever. On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father who is a Vietnam War Veteran. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.”
In a similar vein, comedian Tim Dillon said that Griner should be the most patriotic person ever if she does get swapped for the Merchant of Death.
Dillon said, “If we bail you out, then enough. Don’t say anything other than — I want you to be Candace Owens-level patriotic if we trade a Russian arms dealer for you. That’s all. That’s all I’m asking… [J]ust be grateful. You were in a foreign country smoking hash. Nobody has to get you, but if this corpse Biden arranges to get you somehow by trading this high-value Russian guy, just be happy about it… Don’t be negative in any aspect if you’ve just been brought back from Russia.”
It’s unclear if the deal will go through.
Culture Watch News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.