President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed that he has no knowledge of WikiLeaks following the arrest of its founder Julian Assange — in spite of his repeated praise for the organization on the campaign trail in 2016.
“I know nothing about Wikileaks," Trump said. "It’s not my thing.”
In January 2019, Business Insider noted that Trump publicly praised the infamous leak organization at least five times in the final months of his 2016 presidential campaign after it released internal Democratic National Committee documents that were damaging to Hillary Clinton.
"This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable," Trump told a crowd in Ocala, Florida on October 12, 2016. "It tells you the inner heart, you gotta read it."
The next day, he told supporters in Cincinnati that "it's been amazing what's coming out on WikiLeaks."
Watch video of Trump saying he "loves" WikiLeaks in October 10, 2016 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania below: