Assange arrest: Trump claims to ‘know nothing about WikiLeaks’ despite past praise – live

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The US president says WikiLeaks is ‘not my thing’, despite frequently applauding the organization during 2016 campaign


Related: Julian Assange faces US extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy

Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, has been asked by reporters about Julian Assange.

She says that Assange, as an Australian citizen, will receive consular assistance, as any other citizen would if facing arrest in a foreign country and that consular representatives will meet with Assange today.

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