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Quote of the day: Trump on WikiLeaks

“TRUMP: When WikiLeaks came out … never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) answers reporters' questions during a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen in the Oval Office at the White House March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said Trump looks forward to talking with Rasmussen about 'deepening already robust economic ties, defeating ISIS, and strengthening our defense and security relationship, both bilaterally and through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.'  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) answers reporters' questions during a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen in the Oval Office at the White House March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said Trump looks forward to talking with Rasmussen about 'deepening already robust economic ties, defeating ISIS, and strengthening our defense and security relationship, both bilaterally and through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) answers reporters' questions during a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen in the Oval Office at the White House March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said Trump looks forward to talking with Rasmussen about 'deepening already robust economic ties, defeating ISIS, and strengthening our defense and security relationship, both bilaterally and through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“TRUMP: When WikiLeaks came out … never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it.” From his latest interview with the Associated Press.

Photo credit: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images

“TRUMP: When WikiLeaks came out … never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it.” From his latest interview with the Associated Press.

Photo credit: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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