Why Did Trump Allow Julian Assange’s Arrest?

After praising WikiLeaks at dozens of events well over a hundred times during the 2016 election, it now appears that Trump has turned on Assange, after requesting that Britain’s intelligence services arrest him this morning.

Critics immediately hammered the move, with Edward Snowden claiming that this is a “dark moment for press freedom”:

Images of Ecuador’s ambassador inviting the UK’s secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of–like it or not–award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books. Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.

After years of harboring Julian Assange, Ecaudor’s new moderate president apparently decided that closer ties to the United States were more important than Assange and press freedom.

The world is getting weirder and weirder following the Mueller Report’s surprise exoneration of President Trump. After praising Assange and Wikileaks over the years, some are wondering if this arrest signals that President Trump made a deal with the Deep State. Why did Trump allow his arrest? Please comment below.