George Conway Mocks Trump For Claiming He Knows Nothing About WikiLeaks Despite Declaring 'I Love WikiLeaks' in 2016

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with World War II veterans in the Oval Office of the White House April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. George Conway mocked Trump on Thursday for claiming that he knew "nothing" about Wikileaks after declaring "I love Wikileaks" in 2016. Alex Wong/Getty Images

George Conway, attorney and husband to Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, mocked President Donald Trump on Thursday for claiming he knows "nothing about WikiLeaks," despite a long history of talking about the group, indlucing those times Trump declared, "I love WikiLeaks" and "I love reading those WikiLeaks."

Conway retweeted CNBC White House correspondent Christina Wilkie's post listing Trump's history of speaking about Wikileaks in light of the president saying "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," earlier today.

"Gosh do you think he's ... fibbing?," Conway, who regularly criticizes the president on Twitter, wrote sarcastically.

"Trump just now: 'I know nothing about Wikileaks. It's not my thing.' Trump Oct 2016: 'WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks.' Trump Oct 2016: 'This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove.' Trump Nov 2016: 'Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks,'" Wilkie's tweet read.

gosh do you think he’s ... fibbing?

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 11, 2019

Trump made the statement about knowing "nothing" about WikiLeaks to reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday hours after news broke that Julian Assange, the organization's founder, had been arrested in London after nearly a decade of living behind the protected gates of the Ecuadorian embassy there.

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes confidential information, news leaks, and classified reports, often leaked by anonymous sources.

The president's claims today contradict his history of support for Assange's organization.

Two years ago at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Trump declared "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks." Between October and November 2016, Trump also reportedly called WikiLeaks a "treasure trove" and said "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks." At the time, the information organization had released damaging information on Trump's 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the months leading up to Election day.

"I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange," the president told reporters in the White House today. "I've been seeing what's happened with Assange, and that will be a determination. I would imagine mostly by the attorney general, who is doing an excellent job. So he'll be making a determination. I know nothing really about him. That's not my deal in life."

"I don't really have an opinion," he added.

Despite his wife being one of Trump's closest advisers, in recent months Conway has repeatedly and publicly launched attacks on the president via social media. Earlier this week, Conway changed his Twitter bio to include "Windmill cancer survivor" to ridicule Trump's claims that the wind energy converters cause illness. A few days later, Conway slammed the president for describing the Democrats' border policy as "treasonous."

"I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Conway responded: "This reckless accusation of treason is ignorant and reprehensible. However impossible it may be for Trump to disgrace himself at this point, he continues to disgrace—and to illustrate his unfitness for—the presidency by using such ridiculous rhetoric."