Sometimes it seems that every action President Trump takes is undercut by an old tweet he wrote before his life in the government.
On Thursday, June 20, news broke that the President had authorized a military airstrike in Iran as retaliation for the country shooting down a drone the U.S. had flown into Iranian airspace. Minutes before the strike was about to happen, Trump called off the operation.
Though the U.S. managed to avoid a major conflict, many people couldn't help but notice that the President nearly sent the nation to war for almost no reason.
This escalation of tensions with Iran comes amidst the kick-off for Trump's 2020 campaign, which sees his polling numbers lagging behind every major Democratic candidate in many key states.
The entire situation seems oddly familiar somehow...
In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1322596131.0
Oh that's right, future President Donald Trump sent out tons of tweets about this very situation back when President Obama was in office.
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 (@Donald J. Trump)1349818766.0
Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected--be careful Republicans!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1350924216.0
The embarrassing thing, however, is that Obama de-escalated tensions with Iran and brokered a nuclear deal with the country, whereas Trump broke the deal for no reason and now seems to be doing exactly what he accused Obama of.
I predict that President Obama will at some point attack Iran in order to save face!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1379366633.0
Remember what I previously said--Obama will someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1380131046.0
Trump's ability to criticize himself from the past is truly amazing.
Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly-not skilled!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1384138504.0
@realDonaldTrump This has aged well.— Chuck Baer (@Chuck Baer)1561088802.0
Twitter could practically taste the irony.
@realDonaldTrump Welp. This aged terribly.— Paco (@Paco)1525804163.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh sweet irony... /womp womp— chaos (@chaos)1532365939.0
@realDonaldTrump Well this awkward 😒— Josh (@Josh)1532318000.0
The President's poll numbers are below where he wants them, so he very nearly took the U.S. to war just to show he was strong.
@realDonaldTrump Now that Trump's poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.— William LeGate (@William LeGate)1491553458.0
@realDonaldTrump …and the oil. Don't forget the oil. https://t.co/4ER0N60J5N— William LeGate (@William LeGate)1491553533.0
Perhaps the answer to what will happen in our future is hidden in Trump's past tweets...
@realDonaldTrump You little devil :) You are doing everything you criticized Obama for. We will backtrack all your… https://t.co/aP1CYJH5m9— Edip Yüksel (@Edip Yüksel)1491535685.0
It's a little bit strange Trump has never gone back through these old tweets and deleted particularly embarrassing ones (all of them).
@bdd4 @realDonaldTrump None of this stuff ages very well. 🤐 Kinda surprised he didn't order his acct. scrubbed of a… https://t.co/3PfWo3dTYw— Joe Papp (@Joe Papp)1491537248.0
@realDonaldTrump The twitters never forgets. ARISE, ZOMBIE POST.— Mantis Toboggan (@Mantis Toboggan)1532320950.0
Since he didn't, it really feels like there's an old Trump tweet for everything.
@realDonaldTrump @edgarwright Literally a tweet for everything— derek. (@derek.)1532318667.0
@realDonaldTrump can we even call this irony, at this point??— this message is for Rachel (@this message is for Rachel)1532318295.0
@realDonaldTrump Every. Damn. Time.— aPoliticalSmartAss (@aPoliticalSmartAss)1532317670.0
Sorry, Mr. President, it seems you've been outed by your own Twitter.
@realDonaldTrump @Dexxe https://t.co/8Bt53qCr4I— David (@David)1532321913.0
Of course, the real losers here are the American people.
Especially if this old tweet is half as prophetic as Trump's other ones.
Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1377942367.0