President Donald Trump sparked controversy when he stated in early
April that he knows "nothing" about WikiLeaks, while he
praised the whistleblowing website in 2016 during his presidential
House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has come to Donald Trump's defence
after the latter claimed he "knows nothing about WikiLeaks"
and that it's not his "thing" in wake of the arrest of the
website's founder, Julian Assange, in the Ecuadorian Embassy in
London on 11 April.
stated that the US president was "clearly making a joke"
when he said "I love WikiLeaks" at one of his rallies in
October 2016 during the election campaign. Trump repeatedly praised
the whistleblowing website after it published a vast amount of emails
of his opponent's campaign chairman John Podesta that allegedly dealt
a heavy blow to Hillary Clinton.
most of the commenters were not amused by Trump's "joke" or
by Sanders' explanation of the US president's claim of being clueless
of them called on Sanders and Trump to cut out the "game"
of explaining inconvenient statements as simply being "jokes".