Trevor Noah Seethes Over Brittney Griner Sentencing on ‘The Each day Present’: “Bullsh*t”

Trevor Noah tore into Russia on Thursday’s (Aug. 4) episode of The Each day Present with Trevor Noah, simmering over the information of Brittney Griner’s sentencing. After the WNBA star was discovered responsible of drug smuggling and sentenced to 9 years in jail by a Russian courtroom yesterday, Noah blasted the nation and its authorized system.

“That is some bullshit. That is bullshit,” he started. “Everyone knows Russia doesn’t care about what Brittney Griner did.”

Noah continued, “This is similar nation that’s breaking each human rights legislation on the planet,” earlier than launching right into a Russian accent and including, “however they’re like, ‘That girl has vape cartridge, yeah, she’s actual legal!’ Get the fuck outta right here, man.”

He then repeated, “It’s bullshit, everyone knows it,” earlier than shifting to a barely extra constructive tone.

“The one piece of fine information, it appears like, is that this looks like it’s only a negotiation tactic,” Noah stated, including, “Whoever America has in jail, ship them to Russia. Yeah, it looks like they win, however don’t overlook, that particular person now has to dwell in Russia. Yeah, yeah.”

Turning on his Russian accent as soon as once more, Noah quipped, “They’ll get there and be like, ‘This entire nation is jail. I miss meals in Alcatraz, no!’”

Noah didn’t simply place blame on Russia although. He briefly touched on the foundation of the difficulty by calling out the WNBA, telling his viewers, “This entire factor may have been prevented if the WNBA paid their stars sufficient that they didn’t should go and play in Russia within the off season to become profitable.”

Griner was first arrested in Russia in February when a hashish vape cartridge was present in her baggage. She had been enjoying basketball within the nation on the time of her arrest, and had been awaiting trial there till she was sentenced yesterday. Whereas Griner was sentenced to 9 years in jail, CNN experiences that the U.S. and Russia are getting ready to debate a prisoner swap that may convey her residence earlier.

The Each day Present with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central. Watch Noah’s full section on Griner’s sentencing within the video above.

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