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13 tweets Donald Trump sent warning US not to attack Syria

'Again to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen' - Donald Trump
Then president Barack Obama meets Donald Trump after his election victory in the Oval Office (AFP)

Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a stinging criticism of Barack Obama, saying his predecessor's "inaction" in Syria had led to a deadly chemical attack in Idlib.

“President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a 'red line' against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing," Trump said, in reference to Obama's decision not to bomb the Syrian government after a similar chemical release in Ghouta, near Damascus, in 2013.

"These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the last administration’s weakness and irresolution."

There’s only one problem with that, or 13 to be precise: during the course of 2013, Trump took to Twitter to repeatedly call on Obama to "not attack Syria".

Middle East Eye has collated those posts:

1.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/373146637184401408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

2.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/373527227935518720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

3.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375072117068668928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

4.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/374126787493892096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

5.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/374712124620406784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

6.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375075774644363264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

7.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375577511473983488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

8.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375609403376144384

9.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375721267686412288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

10.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/376334423069032448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

11.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/377038618407493632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

12.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/378389940671107072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fpolitics%2F2017%2F04%2Ftrump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack

13.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375757214763732992