Karine Jean-Pierre Fires Back At Peter Doocy Over Russia Prisoner Swap Question




  • In Politics
  • 2022-12-09 10:57:22Z
  • By HuffPost
 

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre swiftly clapped back at Fox News' Peter Doocy after he questioned why Russia got "such a better deal" in the prisoner swap that led to WNBA star Brittney Griner's freedom from Russian prison on Thursday.

Jean-Pierre got into a back-and-forth with the reporter who, like former President Donald Trump, questioned why the U.S. freed arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner in the exchange.

Jean-Pierre told Doocy that America's options to negotiate with Russia boiled down to two choices: bring home Griner or no one at all.

Doocy, however, decided to dig deeper at the exchange.

"And they gave up a professional athlete," Doocy said. "We gave up a prolific arms dealer who was convicted of trying to kill Americans, who is called the 'Merchant of Death.'"

Jean-Pierre later responded: "The 'professional athlete' is also an American citizen, so let's not forget that."

You can watch more of Doocy's exchange with Jean-Pierre below.

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