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Donald Trump Jr tweeted, “I wish Joe Biden would spend as much time getting hard-working Americans back to work as he did for a Russian international arms dealer. How many people will die in the coming years because of the “merchant of death” will get back to business?”
And then he tweeted, “We don’t negotiate with terrorists… Unless of course we trade an actual terrorist for a woke activist to a brutal and often terroristic regime… in that case we do negotiate with terrorists.”
Jr, your dad negotiated for the Afghan government to release 5,000 prisoners to the Taliban in exchange for 1,000 prisoners/hostages from the Taliban. In case you’re Donald Trump Jr, 5,000 is more than 1,000. Donald Trump even tried to deny he made this deal, but he did. It’s a fact. Additionally, he didn’t even involve the Afghan government in the negotiations.
Anyone who’s saying the deal to send an arms dealer who’s been out of circulation for over a decade back to Russia, who probably can’t ever leave that nation again, in exchange for an American is saying our American should still be in a Russian prison. It’s also weird that you guys who keep praising Elon Musk over “free speech” keep mentioning that Brittney is “woke.” Is it really her viewpoints that make you believe she should remain in a Russian prison, or is it the color of her skin, or that she’s a female. Maybe it’s the combo.
I don’t see how anyone who saw the smile on Brittney Griner’s face while she was sitting in a plane waiting to come home can say they wish she was still being held hostage by Vladimir Putin. What kind of putrid vile asshole do you have to be to be someone like Donald Trump Jr?
Anyone who says we caved in to Putin who also supports Donald Trump needs to STFU. And if you’re howling that Paul Whelan wasn’t a part of the deal, keep in mind that Whelan was taken by Russia in 2018. Donald Trump had two years to free Whelan, but he didn’t.
Unless you’ve had a family member held hostage by Putin, I don’t want to hear your outrage over bringing an American home.
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