US election choice like 'cholera or gonorrhoea' - Assange

Julian Assange (Reuters)
Julian Assange (Reuters)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has voiced his opinion on the White House race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton while speaking at a US Green Party nominating convention on Saturday (local time).

Asked which candidate he preferred, Mr Assange said it is like "you are asking if I prefer cholera or gonorrhoea".

Speaking about a Trump or Clinton presidency, Assange said, "they are going to continue to generate oversight and resistance, which will not only create a fertile field for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to grow their support, but will create a fairly fertile field to understand and hold government accountable."

Mr Assange also spoke at length about outlier political movements such as those by former Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and the Green Party, saying their job is to keep the government in check.

However, he chose not to endorse Green Party member Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

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