|Donald “I don’t know nothing about Wikileaks” Trump|
As I reported earlier today, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London today after hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012.
Asked by the press today if he “still loves Wikileaks,” Donald Trump pretended to “know nothing about Wikileaks.”
"I know nothing about Wikileaks, it's not my thing," Pres. Trump says when asked if he "still loves Wikileaks" following arrest of founder Julian Assange. Then-candidate Trump repeatedly praised the organization during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign. https://t.co/EDXbyTbtEx pic.twitter.com/eEqMMJWCIb— ABC News (@ABC) April 11, 2019
And yet, back in October 2016, Trump extolled the virtues of Wikileaks after they released thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Trump repeatedly said he “loved” the organization when it was releasing emails related to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Trump Oct 2016: “WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks.”
Trump Oct 2016: “This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove,”
Trump Nov 2016: “Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks.”
Let’s go to the video tape!
Trump just said he knows “nothing about” WikiLeaks after founder Julian Assange’s arrest.
But in 2016, the president used WikiLeaks’ disclosures to repeatedly bash Hillary Clinton during the campaign pic.twitter.com/KdBEgTOWZB
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) April 11, 2019
Funny how that works, huh?
"I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing." – Donald Trump