Donald Trump supporters are upset and have been blasting Julian Assange for his October Surprise fail on social media all morning. It turns out that much of the information shared was more of the same and nothing was enough to force a Clinton resignation. Instead, those who were anticipating some jaw-dropping leak were promised, yet again, that more is coming.
Those who oppose a Hillary Clinton presidency were excited for the October 4 date set by the Wikileaks founder because of his promise to end Clinton’s run with information so damaging to her campaign that she would be forced to drop out.
— CitizenSlant (@CitizenSlant) October 4, 2016
Initially, Assange had planned to deliver a shocking revelation from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has sought refuge for several years. Just days before the big October Surprise reveal, Assange announced that plans had changed, and due to security concerns, he would instead be broadcasting his message via live stream instead. Naturally, many anti-Hillary crusaders assumed that Assange changed his plans due to a leaked conversation where Hillary Clinton suggested that maybe they could take out the WikiLeaks founder by drone strike.
The live stream did happen at 10 a.m. in Berlin and was streamed from the Ecuador embassy in London where Assange remains. The event, dubbed the “WikiLeaks 10” as in the 10th anniversary of WikiLeaks, was expected to be the end to Clinton’s campaign but turned out to be more of a celebration of their anniversary and included a huge plug for Julian Assange’s new book.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 4, 2016
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 4, 2016
“I’ve seen the internet, and I understand there is enormous expectation in the United States,” Assange said to the camera. “Some of that expectation will be addressed. But you should understand that if we’re going to make a major publication in relation to the United States at a particular hour, we don’t do it at 3 a.m.”
Unfortunately for Trump supporters, some who stayed up all night in anticipation, the whole thing came about with a lot of fanfare but was skimpy on the delivery. Translation: Nothing revealed during the October Surprise will force Hillary Clinton out of the presidential race.
— DeplorableScottErnst (@RealScottErnst) October 4, 2016
“There’s been a lot of misquoting of me and WikiLeaks publications,” Assange said during the live stream. “In this particular case, the misquoting has to do with that we intend, or I intend, to harm Hillary Clinton or that I don’t like Hillary Clinton. All those are false. They come about as a result it seems of this campaign and those who are trying to personalize our publications.”
Best troll ever: Assange asking why I’m up at 4am, while I’m wondering why I’m up at 4am, after he told me to be up at 4am. #OctoberSurprise
— Matt Dougan (@Americooligan) October 4, 2016
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) October 4, 2016
The #OctoberSurprise can only be released during the Unicorn Moon via the blood of the first born leprechaun…oh, and his book is on sale.
— TheFOO???? (@PolitiBunny) October 4, 2016
Julian Assange’s next announcement did little to appease those who were expecting the October 4 reveal to be amazing. Instead, the WikiLeaks founder and editor said that there will be more leaks coming. The Washington Post reported that Assange did promise more documents, as many as 1 million of them, would be rolled out over the next 10 weeks. The most important information regarding the 2016 presidential election would be made available prior to voting on November 8. Whether any of that information will be enough to end Hillary Clinton’s run is still unknown, but anticipation over information that may damage her campaign is starting to fizzle out.
What will come of the WikiLeaks October Surprise? Can those opposed to Hillary Clinton rely on information to drop about her alleged corruption before the big voting day or will it all be a big bust? Tell us whether you lost sleep over the Julian Assange life stream and whether the upcoming releases will have any effect on the 2016 presidential race.
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