Julian Assange said that choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is akin to choosing “cholera or gonorrhea,” in an interview with Democracy Now on Wednesday. “Personally, I would prefer neither,” the WikiLeaks founder said.
Assange has been back in the news recently due to his organization’s release of secret DNC emails revealing collusion between the Democratic Party, the Clinton Campaign, and the media. The New York Times reported that Assange timed the release to coincide with the National Convention on purpose.
The WikiLeaks front man made it clear that he sees little meaningful difference between the Democratic and Republican nominees. “Look, I think — you know, we know how politics works in the United States. Whoever — whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy pretty damn fast,” he said. “It will be in a position where it has some levers in its hand. And so, as a result, corporate lobbyists will move in to help control those levers. So it doesn’t make much difference in the end.”