But the cost may be high for Joe who is running dangerously low on political capital. Musk responded to a Twitter post showing the picture of an unhappy man with the caption:
“People in the US in jail for weed while the government trades a Russian war criminal to free a woman’s basketball player in jail for weed.”
“Maybe free some people in jail for weed here too?”
Maybe free some people in jail for weed here too? pic.twitter.com/AYo0ZC79lZ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2022
Trump said: “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.
“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.
“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,” Trump said.
Mike Pompeo said: “He’s a bad guy. He is a guy who wanted to kill Americans.
“It presents a real risk to the United States.
“There’s a real reason the Russians want to get him home.
“To offer a trade like this is a dangerous precedent.
“This is not a good trade, not the right path forward, and it’ll likely lead to more,” he said.