John Podesta’s diss of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange backfired on Twitter, after Podesta mocked Assange taking asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy.
“I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy,” posted Podesta on Twitter, along with a picture of some chefs preparing the dish.
3. I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy. pic.twitter.com/zyViu1R4UL
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 14, 2016
“Yes, we get it,” replied Assange. “The elite eat better than the peasants they abuse.”
@johnpodesta Yes, we get it. The elite eat better than the peasants they abuse.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 14, 2016
Podesta’s tweet was a clear shot at Assange, who is currently seeking asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, in retaliation for the release of thousands of emails sent both from and to Podesta.
Podesta’s Twitter account was compromised on Wednesday, after his Apple ID and password were found in an email in the latest WikiLeaks release. In a tweet posted by the perpetrators who had managed to access Podesta’s acount, it announced: “I’ve switched sides. Vote Trump 2016. Hi pol,” before being quickly deleted.