Donald Trump on WikiLeaks

Quotes by Donald Trump about WikiLeaks

THEN
NOW


2016 - 2017
2019

Donald Trump on WikiLeaks Then
Donald Trump on WikiLeaks Now


#DonaldTrump 10/10/16: "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks!" » #Trump 4/11/19: "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing… That’s not my deal in life." #WikiLeaks Click To Tweet

Quotes by Donald Trump about WikiLeaks

THEN

2016 - 2017

Donald Trump on WikiLeaks Then
“The Wikileaks e-mail release today was so bad to Sanders that it will make it impossible for him to support her, unless he is a fraud!”

“This just came out. WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks.”
- Oct 10, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Hill, Oct 10, 2016
Trump: 'I love WikiLeaks’

(retrieved 4/11/19)
starts at beginning

“I hope people are looking at the disgraceful behavior of Hillary Clinton as exposed by WikiLeaks. She is unfit to run.”

“Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

“WikiLeaks proves even the Clinton campaign knew Crooked mishandled classified info, but no one gets charged? RIGGED!”

“This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart. You gotta read it.”
- Oct 12, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Ocala, FL

Business Insider, April 11, 2019
5 times Trump praised WikiLeaks during his 2016 election campaign

(retrieved 4/11/19)
quote starts at 0:16

“WikiLeaks reveals Clinton camp’s work with ‘VERY friendly and malleable reporters’”

“I gave a speech earlier today on the lies, corruption and false accusations of the crooked Hillary Clinton campaign and the mainstream media, which they control and use quite viciously. They want to distract us from WikiLeaks. It’s been amazing what’s coming out on WikiLeaks.”
- Oct 13, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Cincinnati, OH

Factbase, April 11, 2019
Speech: Donald Trump in Cincinnati, OH - October 13, 2016

(retrieved 4/11/19)
quote starts at 0:24

“We’ve all wondered how Hillary avoided prosecution for her email scheme. Wikileaks may have found the answer. Obama!”

“I wasn’t really sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because, I guess, you didn’t send her invitation by email. Or maybe you did, and she just found out about it through the wonder of WikiLeaks. We’ve learned so much from WikiLeaks.”
- Oct 20, 2016

CNN, Oct 21, 2016
Al Smith dinner: Most memorable lines from Trump, Clinton

(retrieved 4/11/19)
“WikiLeaks catches Crooked in the act – again.”

“WikiLeaks: ‘Clinton-Kaine Even Lied About Timing of Veep Pick'”

“Why has nobody asked Kaine about the horrible views emanated on WikiLeaks about Catholics? Media in the tank for Clinton but Trump will win!”

“‘WikiLeaks Drip-Drop Releases Prove One Thing: There’s No Nov. 8 Deadline on Clinton‘s Dishonesty and Scandals'”

“Did you see another one, another one came in today. This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove.”
- Oct 27, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Cincinnati, OH

Business Insider, April 11, 2019
5 times Trump praised WikiLeaks during his 2016 election campaign

(retrieved 4/11/19)
quote starts at 0:27

“Unbelievable. No, really, the way he talks, and the way other people talk about her — I mean, this WikiLeaks is fascinating. But they say so many bad things, but let’s leave her alone. She’s home now sleeping. Let’s let her sleep.”
- Oct 29, 2016

C-SPAN, Oct 29, 2016
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Rally in Phoenix, Arizona

(retrieved 4/11/19)
“WikiLeaks emails reveal Podesta urging Clinton camp to ‘dump’ emails. Time to #DrainTheSwamp!”

“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… Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks.”
- Nov 4, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Wilmington, OH

Business Insider, April 11, 2019
5 times Trump praised WikiLeaks during his 2016 election campaign

(retrieved 4/11/19)
quote starts at beginning

“Just today we learned Hillary Clinton was sending highly classified information… This just came out. Wikileaks.”
- Nov 6, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa

Talking Points Memo, Nov 6, 2016
With The End In Sight, Trump Goes All In On Criminalizing Hillary Clinton

(retrieved 4/11/19)
quote starts at 0:22

Hillary has shown contempt for the working people of this country. Her campaign in WikiLeaks has spoken horribly about Catholics and evangelicals and so many others. They got it all down folks. WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks.”
- Nov 7, 2016

Trump campaign rally in Manchester, NH

Factbase, Nov 7, 2016
Speech: Donald Trump in Manchester, NH - November 7, 2016

(retrieved 4/11/19)
starts at

Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta‘ – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russian did not give him the info!”

“@FoxNews: Julian Assange on U.S. media coverage: ‘It’s very dishonest.’ #Hannity

“The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange – wrong. I simply state what he states, it is for the people.”


#DonaldTrump 10/12/16: "This #WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart. You gotta read it." » #Trump 4/11/19: "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing…That’s not my deal in life." Click To Tweet

NOW

2019

Donald Trump on WikiLeaks Now
“I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange… I know nothing really about him. That’s not my deal in life.”
April 11, 2019 -

CNN, April 11, 2019
Trump in 2016: 'I love WikiLeaks,' Trump now: 'I know nothing about WikiLeaks

(retrieved 4/11/19)
starts at beginning

“I’m not a WikiLeaks person… WikiLeaks, et cetera, that’s not my deal in life. You know, in other words, I don’t know about WikiLeaks. It was a strange name. But there were stories about something WikiLeaks that they had information. And I say it in a joking manner at a speech. Joking. Everybody laughing. Everybody having a — And they made it like it was serious.”
June 23, 2019 -

NBC News, June 23, 2019
President Trump's full, unedited interview with Meet the Press

(retrieved 6/26/19)


Context

Per NBC News Donald Trump mentioned WikiLeaks 145 times during the last month of the 2016 election.1NBC News, Nov 13, 2017
NBC News counted Trump mentioning WikiLeaks 145 times during the last month of the 2016 race
retrieved 4/11/19



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