Elon Musk Scolds Biden over Brittney Griner Swap: ‘Never Leave a Marine Behind. Never’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has slammed Democrat President Joe Biden for securing a deal to bring “woke” WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russia while leaving U.S. Marine veteran Paul Whelan behind in a Russian prison.

As Slay News reported, Biden agreed to exchange Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the “Merchant of Death.”

During earlier negotiations, the U.S. wanted both Griner and Whelan released in exchange for Bout.

However, Biden caved and settled for just brining Griner home, leaving Whelan behind in Russia.

The White House defended the move Thursday by arguing that Griner is more “important” because she’s an “inspiration” to “woke” Americans.

Meanwhile, Musk released “Part Two” of the Twitter suppression files last night.

They showed Twitter has been using secret blacklists for people.

As Musk did when he released the first batch of Twitter suppression files, he took questions from anyone.

The topics ranged from electric cars to Hillary Clinton’s lawyers to Biden leaving Whelan behind in the Griner deal.

Musk scolded Biden for that move saying:

“Never leave a marine behind. Never.”

Cherelle Griner said:

“Over the last nine months, you all have been so privy to one of the darkest moments of my life.

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“Today, I’m just standing here overwhelmed with emotions, but the most important emotion that I have right now is just sincere gratitude for President Biden and his entire administration.

“Today my family is whole, but as you all are aware, there’s so many other families who are not whole.

“Brittney and I will remain committed to the work of getting every American home, including Paul Whelan, whose family is in our thoughts today.

“We do understand that there are still people out here who are enduring what I endured the last nine months of missing, tremendously their loved ones.”

Steve Zissou, Viktor Bout’s lawyer in the US, said:

“As I have urged for some time, given the fifteen long years that Viktor Bout has been in custody since the United States government targeted him in 2006, his exchange for Brittney Griner, who has only been in custody for a few months, is fair.

“Viktor Bout has been reunited with his family, just as Brittney Griner is with hers.

“The people of Russia never gave up on him during the fifteen years of his wrongful incarceration, just as the people of the United States never gave up on Ms. Griner.

“Hopefully, this is just the first of many reasonable agreements between the U.S. and Russia that will lead to better relations and a safer world,” he said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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