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Trump just said he 'knows nothing about Wikileaks.' During the last month of the 2016 race, he mentioned it 145 times.

President Trump is back with another blatantly obvious lie.

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested after Ecuador revoked an asylum claim that let him live in its London embassy. The U.S. Department of Justice then charged Assange with conspiracy to hack Pentagon computers, prompting a reporter to ask Trump if he "still love[s] Wikileaks." "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," Trump responded — a confusing statement given that he'd repeatedly declared his love for the site during his 2016 campaign.

By C-SPAN's count, Trump mentioned WikiLeaks at least 44 times throughout presidential debates and campaign rallies in 2016. And by NBC News' tally, he said "WikiLeaks" at least 145 times during the last month of the race alone. They weren't just innocent mentions — Trump went so far as to call Assange's site a "treasure trove" after it exposed emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, and he repeatedly said, "I love WikiLeaks." Watch a highlight reel of all that love below. Kathryn Krawczyk