Here are a few of Donald Trump’s 123 tweets on Syria, both before and after he became the US president, listed in chronological order:
2009: Trump joins Twitter.
[no tweets that name Syria]
[no tweets that name Syria]
2011: The Arab Spring in Syria leads to civil war.
Oct 6, 2011 12:07:14 PM Why is the UN condemning @Israel and doing nothing about Syria? What a disgrace.
2012: The Syrian Civil War continues, as it will throughout the rest of the tweets.
Mar 16, 2012 02:28:58 PM We should have gotten more of the oil in Syria, and we should have gotten more of the oil in Iraq. Dumb leaders.
2013: Poison gas used in the Syrian Civil War, crossing President Obama’s “red line”.
Jun 15, 2013 07:33:43 PM We should stay the hell out of Syria, the “rebels” are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS?ZERO
Aug 30, 2013 06:02:31 PM The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!
Sep 3, 2013 09:00:07 PM What I am saying is stay out of Syria.
Sep 5, 2013 03:45:05 PM Russia is sending a fleet of ships to the Mediterranean. Obama’s war in Syria has the potential to widen into a worldwide conflict.
Sep 10, 2013 06:25:51 PM This new Russian strategy guarantees victory for the Syrian government-and makes Obama and U.S. look hopelessly bad. President in trouble!
Sep 11, 2013 08:19:54 AM Obama must now start focusing on OUR COUNTRY, jobs, healthcare and all of our many problems. Forget Syria and make America great again!
2014: ISIS takes over eastern Syria and western Iraq.
Aug 25, 2014 07:10:45 AM We will now be helping Syria and Iran by attacking ISIS – ironic, isn’t it!
2015; The Charlie Hebdo and November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris. Trump runs for president.
Nov 19, 2015 08:11:49 AM Eight Syrians were just caught on the southern border trying to get into the U.S. ISIS maybe? I told you so. WE NEED A BIG & BEAUTIFUL WALL!
2016: Trump still running for president…
Mar 24, 2016 10:55:32 AM Europe and the U.S. must immediately stop taking in people from Syria. This will be the destruction of civilization as we know it! So sad!
May 21, 2016 12:02:41 PM Crooked Hillary Clintons foreign interventions unleashed ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya. She is reckless and dangerous!
2017: Trump becomes president. After a poison gas attack, he bombs Syria without approval by Congress, the exact opposite of what he urged Obama to do under the same circumstances in 2013.
Apr 8, 2017 09:54:24 AM Congratulations to our great military men and women for representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack.
Sadly, this is not just a Trump thing. You can quote Obama, Bush II and Nixon before and after they became president and see the same about face, the same Oval Office conversion. Almost as if they were all reading from the same script. Even worse, the Script remains the same even though it leads to repeated disasters. Nixon repeated President Johnson’s mistakes in Vietnam, and Bush and Obama did the same in Afghanistan and Iraq, spending trillions, killing millions, in failed wars. Why?
– Abagond, 2017.
Source: Trump’s Twitter archive (retrieved April 10th 2017).
- Obama then and now: War in Iraq – the same exercise with Obama
- Obama is like a different person
- possible causes:
- Guide to Trump
- Charlie Hebdo