‘Don’t attack Syria’: Donald Trump’s old tweets to Obama
Donald Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike on Syria after an alleged chemical attack in Idlib brings back a series of tweets from 2013, when Trump urged then-President Obama not to go into Syria in a similar situation.
Back in 2013, Donald Trump, who was a real estate mogul and reality TV star before becoming president, strongly and repeatedly opposed then-President Barack Obama’s intention to go into war with Syria after chemical attacks were blamed on Syrian government troops. The escalation was defused at the time when the Syrian government gave up its chemical munitions stockpiles, and Obama backed down.
However, today’s President Trump seems to be doing everything Trump-2013 criticized Obama for.
The cost of the strike on the Syrian military airbase, which was ordered without Congressional approval, is estimated to be between $30 million and $100 million, depending on which modification of the Tomahawk cruise missile was used.
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 августа 2013 г.
Back in 2013, Trump repeatedly told Obama not to go into Syria.
What I am saying is stay out of Syria.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4 сентября 2013 г.
Three Syrian servicemen and two civilians were killed in the attack, according to Syrian officials.
If Obama attacks Syria and innocent civilians are hurt and killed, he and the U.S. will look very bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 августа 2013 г.
Back in 2013, Trump highly doubted that US citizens would benefit from such an attack.
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 5 сентября 2013 г.
That “more important” day has seemingly arrived during his own presidency.
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) 7 сентября 2013 г.
The only thing that today’s President Trump seems to have in common with his 2013 counterpart is his intention to be sneaky and strike Syria “by surprise.”
Why do we keep broadcasting when we are going to attack Syria. Why can't we just be quiet and, if we attack at all, catch them by surprise?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 августа 2013 г.
@walaa_3ssaf No, dopey, I would not go into Syria, but if I did it would be by surprise and not blurted all over the media like fools.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 августа 2013 г.
If we are going to continue to be stupid and go into Syria (watch Russia), as they say in the movies, SHOOT FIRST AND TALK LATER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 августа 2013 г.
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012