Old Trump Tweets About Attacking Syria Were a Prescient Message to His Future Self
As bombs rained down in Syria Thursday evening, Twitter users took to the microblogging platform to drudge up old tweets on the subject from then-private citizen Donald Trump.
Look at this tweet from August 2013, claiming that the president must get congressional approval before waging any attack on Syria:
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
A few days later came this tweet that laments what could happen if the attack goes wrong, and notes that it could cause “worldwide hell”:
If the U.S. attacks Syria and hits the wrong targets, killing civilians, there will be worldwide hell to pay. Stay away and fix broken U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2013
Four days later, on September 7, Trump would point-blank tell then-President Barack Obama to “not attack Syria,” while claiming that there “is no upside”:
President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your “powder” for another (and more important) day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2013
Almost four years later, Trump’s stance on the subject of Syria has obviously changed as Thursday night saw him ordering more than 50 tomahawk missiles aimed at the Shayrat air base.
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