Assange, who was arrested last week and faces extradition to the United States, thought that it would be far harder for Trump to start wars given his platform and opposition from Republicans.
“GOP will generate a lot oposition [sic], including through dumb moves. Hillary will do the same thing, but co-opt the liberal opposition and the GOP opposition. Hence hillary [sic] has greater freedom to start wars than the GOP and has the will to do so,” Assange wrote.
He also made it clear that he thought Hillary was a sadistic sociopath who wouldn’t hesitate to engage in military adventurism.
“[W]e believe it would be much better for GOP . . . Dems+Media+liberals woudl [sic] then form a black to reign in their worst qualities. . . .With Hillary in charge, GOP will be pushing for her worst qualities., dems+media+neoliberals will be mute. . . . She’s bright, well connected, sadisitic [sic] sociopath,” Assange said.
Given these statements, it’s unsurprising that many leftists celebrated Assange’s arrest last week.
Many of Trump’s base have called on the president to pardon Assange.
I posted a tweet asking if this should happen and it received 27,000 retweets.