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Pamela Anderson Blames Trump's Base for Assange Arrest

Pamela Anderson arriving to visit Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire URN:42274056/Press Association via AP Images)

In a bizarre outburst, Pamela Anderson blamed Trump’s base for the arrest of Julian Assange.

“And the USA? This toxic coward of a President He needs to rally his base? – You are selfish and cruel. You have taken the entire world backwards. You are devils and liars and thieves. And you will ROTT And WE WILL RISE,” Tweeted Anderson.

However, Trump’s base doesn’t appear to be rallying to support for arresting and charging Assange. Anyone who has followed r/The_Donald on Reddit for any length of time would know that Assange has loyal supporters among the most ardent Trump fans. r/The_Donald is usually a great place to take the pulse of Trump’s base. These are the people who camp out for days at a time to get seats at Trump rallies. None of them are cheering Assange’s arrest.

Another informal poll on “The Deplorables” Facebook page, a page dedicated to supporting Trump, found that a majority did not favor the arrest.

What we do know is that Assange faces extradition to the United States for conspiracy. The Department of Justice argues that he tried to access a classified U.S. government computer with U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning in 2010. Manning is currently in jail for refusing to testify.

Trump’s fan base credits Assange with the exposure of the DNC plot to rig the presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton and the exposure of John Podesta’s emails, which showed corruption to the process.