13 Things Donald Trump Tweeted Before The Election That Prove He’s A Shameless Hypocrite

A long list of the many hypocritical things Donald Trump tweeted before and after the election.

How many outrageous statements has Not-My-President Donald Trump tweeted, then later changed his mind once he “won” the White House? Let me count the ways.

And unlike most people in politics, the man in the Oval Office is utterly shameless about his hypocrisy and neither apologizes nor explains. For starters let’s take a look at some of the things Donald Trump tweeted a few years ago, while Barack Obama served as president.

1. Donald Trump tweeted Obama would bomb a country to boost his poll numbers.

THEN: During the 2012 election, Donald Trump accused then-President Barack Obama as being “desperate” enough to bomb another country to boost his sagging poll numbers.

At the time, Gallup had GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney’s approval rating at 50 percent to Obama’s 46 percent.

NOW: Since not winning the election, Donald Trump has had the lowest approval ratings of any president in recent history. But Quartz reports that after the bombing Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles on April 6, he got a small boost in Gallup’s polls from 35 percent to a slightly less abysmal 41 percent.

2. Donald Trump urged the White House not to attack Syria.

THEN: Speaking of bombing Syria, remember how Donald Trump urged Barack Obama not to retaliate against Bashir al-Assad’s chemical gas back in 2013?

NOW: The GOP’s president had no such scruples the next poison gas attacks came.

3.  In 2013, Donald Trump tweeted the president “must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria.”

THEN: Seriously. He did.

NOW: We don’t need no stinkin’ approval from Congress. At $1.59 million per missile x 59 missiles, this cost the Pentagon — and U.S. taxpayers — $93.8 million. So much for “rebuilding America.”

4. Donald Trump tweeted the electoral college is a “disaster” for Democracy.

THEN: In November 2012, Donald Trump called the Electoral College a “disaster for a democracy.” This was likely because Obama got to stay in the White House instead of going “back” to Kenya, where Donald Trump thinks he was born.

NOW: Donald Trump’s perfectly happy with the Electoral College, since that pack of corrupt, amoral partisans put him in the White House.  Yet, deep down, he knows his victory is illegitimate and that he doesn’t have the support of the American people. Why else does he repeatedly make false claims that he also won the popular vote?

Remember: Donald Trump is a minority president who lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by a whopping 2.8 million.

5. Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of hiding his records.

THEN: In 2012, Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of hiding his records and called him the “least transparent president ever.” The Hill suspects this had to do with a right-wing group’s bogus requests for Michelle Obama’s vacation expenses.

NOW: The GOP’s president refuses to release his tax returns, has reversed Obama’s policy of sharing all White House visitor logs, and is now keeping these lists secretWhat does he have to hide?

6. Donald Trump tweeted Barack Obama should “get out of Afghanistan.”

In 2011 and in 2013, Donald Trump chided Barack Obama for wasting taxpayers’ money in Afghanistan and says we should “rebuild the USA” instead.

That sounds like a great plan.

Alas, Donald Trump decided to drop the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) on Afghanistan instead, for a total cost of $16 million. Never mind that we never fully left Afghanistan and this likely puts our remaining troops in danger and that this move will likely prolong our time there.

7. Donald Trump disparaged Time Magazine…Until they featured him as “Person of the Year.”

Every year it seemed like clockwork. Time magazine would name they’re person of the year…And then Donald Trump would disparage them.

Apparently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel getting chosen in 2015 seemed to be just much for the Donald. In April, he revealed that this was all a massive case of sour grapes when he tweeted a fake Time cover with himself as Person of the Year.

In 2016 Time finally took the hint.

Once he won Time‘s “Person of the Year” award, everything changed. Although Trump complained that he’d rather just be “Man of the Year,” he told Today’s Matt Lauer that Time is “a very important magazine. I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year and last year.”

8. Donald Trump scoffs at Barack Obama’s complaints about Republicans blocking his agenda.

THEN: Not-My-POTUS declared that Barack Obama had no excuse for not getting his full agenda through, since the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate.

NOW: He’s got all kinds of excuses for the failure of his TrumpCare legislation. At least Obama managed to get a healthcare bill passed.

9. Donald Trump gloats as Hillary Clinton’s staffers seek immunity.

THEN: He sneered as Hillary Clinton staffers sought immunity amid Wikileaks’ release of over 50,000 hacked emails, claiming it proves they’ve got something to hide.

NOW: Donald Trump called the Russia investigation a “witch hunt” and declared his disgraced ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “should ask for immunity.” Alas for them, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee denied his request.

10. Donald Trump tweeted about Barack Obama’s fundraising, travel expenses, and occasional golfing.

THEN: The Lord of Mar-a-Lago constantly slammed Barack Obama’s fundraising and occasional vacations and golf games.

NOW: The GOP’s president vacations and plays golf at Mar-a-Lago every weekend, to the tune of $3.6 million per trip, according to the non-partisan General Accounting Office (GAO).

NOTE: PolitiFact agrees Donald Trump’s trips are expensive but cautions the $3.6 million figure is based on the only two reports on presidential travel available: Barack Obama’s trips to Illinois and Florida in 2016, and Bill Clinton’s trip to Africa, Chile, and China in 1999.

11. Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of not reading his intelligence briefings.

THEN: In 2014, Donald Trump tweeted one of his many “alternative facts”: That Barack Obama doesn’t bother reading his intelligence briefings and getting “briefed in person by the CIA or DOD.”

NOW: Donald Trump kept avoiding his intelligence briefings during his transition. But now — despite all evidence of having zero attention span — The Daily Caller claims he receives them every day.

12. Donald Trump hammered Hillary Clinton over her emails and national security.

On numerous occasions, Donald Trump complained that Hillary Clinton was careless with her emails and that her private server was a security risk.

Hillary Clinton’s emails proved to be her downfall. Yet Donald Trump’s lack of security precautions are even more egregious. For starters, Donald Trump tweeting with an old, unsecured Android phone creates some major security vulnerabilities.

And speaking of emails, it somehow got out that Donald Trump’s email is tied to the account of Dan Scavino, his head of social media. Somehow, someone got a screenshot of the recovery screen below (assuming it’s the real deal).

Alex Wall, who has handled social media for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, tweeted out the error.

 

And then there’s the idiot Trump crony Richard DeAgazio who posted photos of himself at Mar-a-Lago with the aide-de-camp who carries the “nuclear football” (a satchel with the codes for the president to authorize a nuclear attack).

The same evening, photos were taken with Donald Trump  and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talking about confidential matters of national security like North Korea’s missile tests and other foreign policy…Because they were visible from Mar-a-Lago’s main dining room.

More recently, Donald Trump ordered the strikes against Syria from this makeshift “situation room” at Mar-a-Lago…

…And then had dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Let’s hope he didn’t use that old Android to type the coordinates.

13. Remember when Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp?

He kept going on about how corrupt his former friend Hillary Clinton is and kept promising that he’d “drain the swamp” in Washington while his fans shouted, “LOCK HER UP!”

But once Donald Trump got to Washington, he filled the swamp with alligators. These include the lobbyists, donors, corporate chieftains, and Wall Street banksters Trump’s supporters wanted gone.

And is their anyone on Team Trump who’s doesn’t have ties to Russia?

14. Donald Trump promised his supporters better healthcare and to take care of them.

Now they may wind up with worse — or no — health coverage, plus the devastating effects of Paul Ryan’s brutal tax cuts.

Featured image: Gage Skidmore 2016 via Flickr (with Twitter birds added).

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