On Thursday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and 2020 presidential candidate slammed President Donald Trump after he lied about his knowledge of Wikileaks.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested after being held in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for about seven years.
Trump falsely denied knowing anything about Wikileaks.
“I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing,” Trump told reports.
Swalwell said that he was acting like a lying “toddler.”
“I have no sympathy for Mr. Assange with respect to what he did. But what is really frustrating is that the president of the United States, when approached about this arrest, his reaction is what you would expect from my toddler when I find that he colored on the walls,” Swalwell told CNN’s Brianna Keilar.
“He said ‘I don’t know nothing about nothing’ essentially. He doesn’t commend the Department of Justice for working so hard on this case. Doesn’t commend the British for working with us to extradite Mr. Assange. Instead, he says something completely unbelievable that he doesn’t know anything about Wikileaks when we know for a year and a half all he did was praise Wikileaks,” he said.
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Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments
If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.
And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.
His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:
UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist
The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".
But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.
May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".
On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.
New Zealand prime minister condemns Trump’s racist tweets
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen.
Ardern, the charismatic young leader who has been hailed as "the anti-Trump" by US media, said she proudly celebrated her country's diversity.
"Usually I don't get into other people's politics, but it will be clear to most people that I completely and utterly disagree with him," Ardern told Radio New Zealand.
Trump on Sunday urged a group of four Democratic congresswomen of colour -- three of them US-born -- to "go back" to the countries they came from, then renewed his attack on them a day later.