Politics Dem lawmaker resurfaces 2013 Trump tweet criticizing Obama for Syrian airstrikes

09:00  14 april  2018
09:00  14 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Paul among lawmakers criticizing Trump 's Syria airstrike . Ann Coulter, Trump supporter and author of the book "In Trump We Trust," shared a Trump tweet from 2012 criticizing then President Obama over potentially carrying out airstrikes in Syria in an attempt to boost his low approval

In 2013 , Trump tweeted —repeatedly—that Obama should do nothing in Syria . David Corn and AJ VicensApr. Trump ’s response to the horrific Syrian attack follows this pattern: castigate Obama and hope people don’t bother to review Trump ’s past positions.

Jerrold Nadler wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) on Friday resurfaced an old tweet from President Trump criticizing his predecessor for striking Syria without congressional approval after Trump announced his own military strikes in Syria.

Trump authorized airstrikes in Syria on Friday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack the U.S. has blamed on Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Nadler said he agreed with the measure but said Trump needed to get congressional approval for such action.

Nadler resurfaced several old Trump tweets where he slammed former President Barack Obama for authorizing similar airstrikes.

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Trump is free to criticize President Barack Obama ’s handling of Syria and the “red-line” episode. Trump blamed the Syrian government for the attack, but also the Obama 29, 2013 , Trump ’s tweet on the topic said that “ Obama needs Congressional approval” for action in Syria , which is exactly

Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said President Donald Trump “was handed a mess” in Syria while criticizing conservatives Sunday for pointing out an old tweet of his Vietor tweeted in 2013 a link to a New York Times story about the progress being made toward

"The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" Trump tweeted in August 2013.

"What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval," Trump wrote in another tweet around the same time.

Nadler called Assad a "monster who committed war crimes against his own people" but said that doesn't give Trump the authority to retaliate without informing Congress.

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But several members of both parties criticized him for signaling a hasty withdrawal. Sen. Bill Nelson, Fla., said, referring to President Barack Obama ’s 2012 pledge of action if Assad was confirmed to have used Kaine also responded after Trump approved airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in February

"As I said in 2013, under Pres. Obama, Constitution requires congressional authorization for use of military force in Syria," Nadler tweeted. "Previous 9/11-related authorization doesn't cover strike on Syrian gov'. @realDonaldTrump's actions tonights appear to be unlawful it not unconstitutional.

Vice President Pence, who is traveling in Lima, Peru, returned to his hotel on Friday night to make secure phone calls to congressional leaders to inform them about the strikes in Syria.

Pence's deputy chief of staff and communications director told reporters that Pence spoke with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ahead of Trump's announcement of the strikes in Syria.

Pence also spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the aide said. An aide to the vice president sent an email to staff for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was on a flight and unable to connect by phone, according to pool reports.

Over 100 missiles fired at Syria, 'significant number' intercepted: Moscow .
<p>The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria, a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.</p>"More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-land missiles were fired by the US, Britain and France from the sea and air at Syrian military and civilian targets," the ministry said in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency, adding that "a significant number" were shot down by Syrian air defences.

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