Jake Tapper Thoroughly Humiliates Trump Using His Own Tweets

CNN Anchor Jake Tapper hilariously trolls Trump on Twitter using his own tweets to reveal his mind-numbing hypocrisy.

The Washington Post published an article last April discussing the fact that “Trump’s old tweets are becoming a minefield of hypocrisy.”

They provided a list of actions Trump took since assuming office that ” run completely counter to the views and values once espoused by Trump on Twitter. And they join an amazingly long — and growing — list of old Trump tweets that have become eerily applicable to Trump’s own presidency in ways that scream ‘hypocrisy.'”

Ironically, the first series of tweets concerned Trump’s actions at the time regarding Syria, and coincidentally that is where our story regarding Jake Tapper’s latest sparring match with Trump begins.

Sunday morning, Trump tweeted: “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!”

Tapper responded with a three-part tweet slightly less than an hour later.

“President Trump assailing President Obama this morning for not havng [sic] attacked Syria after Assad crossed the red line. I wonder if President Trump took a public position on such an attack back in 2013?” he began.

He quickly followed up re-posting a couple of earlier tweets by Trump showing his hypocrisy – one of them, ironically, was used by The Washington Post last April.

“Oh, right,” he tweeted followed by a September 2013 tweet by Trump stating: “The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.”

He followed that up tweeting “Of course,” along with a another tweet from the same day, declaring: “AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!”

Mother Jones provided background on Trump’s tweet and, like Tapper, pointed out Trump’s contradictory position in 2013 using one of the same tweets as he did, as well as a subsequent one, stating: “President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your “powder” for another (and more important) day!”

Mother Jones also pointed out that Trump’s Sunday tweets also appeared to contradict his own stance on Syria, reporting that his

Tweets this weekend also seem to complicate the less aggressive stance on Syria that the president himself has taken in recent weeks: although he ordered a strike on Syria following a chemical attack last year, just last week Trump vowed that an exit for US troops from Syria is imminent. On Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” White House Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser Thomas Bossert said that military action in response to this weekend’s attack was not “off the table.”

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