Trump Claims To “Know Nothing About Wikileaks”

Bloomberg reports:

President Trump on Thursday downplayed his knowledge of WikiLeaks after its founder, Julian Assange, was arrested in London. “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he still loves the organization.

Trump repeatedly professed his affinity for WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, when it published emails that were stolen from Democrats by Russian hackers. “I love WikiLeaks,” Trump said at an October 2016 rally in Pennsylvania.

“Getting off the plane, they were just announcing new WikiLeaks, and I wanted to stay there, but I didn’t want to keep you waiting,” he said two days before Election Day that year. “Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks.”