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josh

The Wikileaks/Trump Jr. correspondence.

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/545738/

 

6079_Smith_W

So he wanted Trump to pressure Australia to make him their ambassador to the U.S.

voice of the damned

6079_Smith_W wrote:

So he wanted Trump to pressure Australia to make him their ambassador to the U.S.

Trump can't even get a Republican congress in America to repeal Obamacare, let alone order the government of a foreign country to appoint a wanted fugitive as their ambassador.

Assange was either joking, or he has a seriously exaggerated idea of how powerful the POTUS is.

 

 

voice of the damned

Always pays to read the whole article. Apparently, Assange didn't think that Australia actually would appoint him, but(if I'm reading it correctly) Trump's request would make Australia, the UK and Sweden treat Assange with more respect.

Still pretty bizarre of him to imagine that such a demand to Australia would have any effect besides making Trump look even more unbalanced.

6079_Smith_W

I did read the whole article, VOTD. It is what he asked them to do. The strategy was in the next sentence, so yeah, I got that too.

voice of the damned

Smith:

I wasn't telling you to read the whole article. I was chastising myself for not doing so!

Very sorry for the misunderstanding. God, I must have sounded like an asshole there.

6079_Smith_W

Gotcha, and no worries. It is the never-ending problem of online discourse. Kind of funny, because I also would never have guessed, though it makes sense now that you say it.

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