Hours after Brittney Griner was sentenced by a Russian judge to 9 years in prison … Trevor Noah went IN on the foreign country — dragging Vladimir Putin, while calling Thursday’s ruling complete “bulls***.”
Noah held nothing back on “The Daily Show,” accusing Russia of using Griner and her drug trial as political pawns to gain leverage on the U.S.
“We all know Russia doesn’t care about what Brittney Griner did,” Noah said. “This is the same country that’s breaking every human rights law on the planet, but they’re like, ‘That woman has vape cartridge. She’s real criminal.'”
“Get the f*** out of here, man!”
Noah went on to repeatedly call Thursday’s ruling “bulls***.”
The comedian, though, did say there is a sliver of positive news to come out of Griner’s sentence — the U.S. and Russia can now seemingly begin prisoner swap talks earnestly.
And, Noah’s clearly all in favor of giving the country whatever it wants to get the WNBA star back.
“Yeah, it seems like they win, but don’t forget, that person now has to live in Russia,” Noah said. “Yeah, yeah. They’ll get there and be like, ‘This whole country is prison. I miss food in Alcatraz, no!'”
Griner’s Phoenix Mercury teammates, meanwhile, honored their star center with a 42-second moment of silence before their game against the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.
Players from both teams linked arms during the pregame ceremony — and at the tail-end of it all, an arena-wide “Bring Her Home!” chant broke out.
Griner will have the opportunity to appeal her sentence — though in all likelihood, her only way of getting out of Russia before the end of the 9-year sentence is through a prisoner trade.
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