Thursday Night, Trump ordered approximately 60 cruise missiles to be fired at an airbase Syria. The horrific move was his response to the chemical attack on Syrian civilians earlier this week.
The surprise order from the president marked a shift for Trump, who was strongly against getting involved in the Syrian civil war. However, he stood by his decision in a statement following the attack Thursday night, and sympathized with those who were “cruelly murdered” in the “very barbaric” chemical raid. “No child of God should ever suffer such horror,” he said at a press conference.
Critics called him out for changing his mind on the U.S.’s involvement with the country’s civil war. Others also stated, if Trump is so concerned with the well-being of Syrian civilians, why won’t he let them in the country as refugees?
Twitter users dug up old tweets where the president condemned involvement with Syria:
What I am saying is stay out of Syria.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2013
If Obama attacks Syria and innocent civilians are hurt and killed, he and the U.S. will look very bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2013
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
From the tweet directly above, it looks like Trump has been predicting his presidency all along. He also needs to take his own previous advice on Syria.
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