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According to CNN, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year US prison sentence, as part of a potential deal to secure the release of two Americans held by Russia, WNBA player Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan.

Sports analyst Jason Whitlock took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue: “A terrorist in exchange for a basketball player who expressed anti-American sentiment. We’re playing checkers, they’re playing chess. This is embarrassing.”