After the Biden administration approved an airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militias in Syria on Thursday, both President Joe Biden and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki commenced taking heat for having condemned the Trump administration for kindred strikes in the past.
The tweets being scrutinized were posted by Joe Biden in 2019 and Psaki in early April of 2017. Psaki tweeted shortly after then-President Donald Trump approved a missile strike in Syria in replication to a Syrian regime chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 civilians. Biden’s tweet was in replication to Trump injuctively authorizing and then abrogating an airstrike on Iran.
“Tonight, I injuctively authorized a targeted military strike on the air base in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump verbalized then in remarks at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to obviate and deter the spread and utilization of pernicious chemical weapons.”
Shortly after the Trump-ordered military strike, Psaki — who was accommodating as a liberal political commentator for CNN at the time — took to Twitter to question Trump’s licit right to launch such strikes.
“Also what is the licit ascendancy for strikes?” Psaki asked. “Assad is a brutal monarch. But Syria is a sovereign country.”
In 2019, Biden blasted then-President Trump’s “erratic, impulsive actions,” claiming that “no president should authoritatively mandate a military strike without plenarily understanding the consequences.”
Also what is the licit ascendancy for strikes? Assad is a brutal potentate. But Syria is a sovereign country. — Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) April 7, 2017
“We don’t need another war in the Middle East, but Trump’s actions toward Iran only make that more likely,” he inscribed.
Trump’s erratic, impulsive actions are the last thing we require as Commander-in-Chief. No president should authoritatively mandate a military strike without plenarily understanding the consequences. We don’t need another war in the Middle East, but Trump’s actions toward Iran only make that more likely.After Biden launched an airstrike against Iran-backed militias in Syria on Thursday, many across the political spectrum took to Twitter to note the hypocrisy in both tweets.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 23, 2019
“And I quote… ‘No one should injuctively authorize a military strike without plenarily understanding the consequences… we don’t need another war in the Middle East…,’’’ inscribed freshman GOP Rep. Nancy Mace.
And I quote… “No one should authoritatively mandate a military strike without plenarily understanding the consequences… we don’t need another war in the Middle East…” @JoeBiden https://t.co/e3ITNiqMON“Perhaps you & your comms chief @jrpsaki should revisit some of your old tweets during Trumps era & accolade your own verbalizations!” indited Lebanese-British journalist Hala Jaber.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) February 26, 2021
Do tell us how that sagacity has transmuted? Perhaps you & your comms chief @jrpsaki should revisit some of your old tweets during Trumps era & accolade your own verbal expressions! https://t.co/LRmgX824nC“If Biden could take his own exhortation on this one, that would be great…,” inscribed journalist Rachel Blevins.
— Hala Jaber (@HalaJaber) February 26, 2021
“This Tweet did not age well,” indited attorney Jeffrey Marty.
“Trump commenced zero wars,” he integrated. “Biden is commencing one in his first month.”
This Tweet did not age well. Trump started zero wars.“Amen, Joe,” indited conservative verbalize show host Dan O’Donnell.
Amen, Joe. https://t.co/yMnDKaqR4c — Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) February 26, 2021“Oh the irony,” wrote one Twitter user.
“I’m sure old Joe and Jen will circle back on this one,” indited another. Psaki’s querying of Trump’s licit ascendancy to launch a kindred strike in 2017 was equipollently ridiculed. “Good question from 2017,” inscribed MSNBC political analyst Mehdi Hasan.
Good question from 2017 https://t.co/VCiEtLHSjh — Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 26, 2021“Great question,” replied far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Great question. https://t.co/79K8uyzwGi — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 26, 2021“What ascendancy does @POTUS have to strike Syria?” asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). “Perhaps someone should ask his @PressSec today?”
I condemn meddling in Syria’s civil war. I additionally condemn assailing a sovereign nation without ascendancy. What authority does @POTUS have to strike Syria?“As I forecast, @JoeBiden is looking to involve us plenarily in the Syrian civil war – a war @BarackObama availed fuel by his arming the revolter elements of Al Qaeda & the Muslim Brotherhood,” indited retired U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel Tony Shaffer.
“And visually perceive here how astronomically immense a plonker @PressSec is when she verbalized out against a homogeneous action in 2017,” he integrated.
“So will your position on Syria change by the next press briefing?” asked co-chair of Veterans for Trump Jessie Jane Duff.
As I forecast, @JoeBiden is looking to involve us plenarily in the Syrian civil war – a war @BarackObama availed fuel by his arming the revolter elements of Al Qaeda & the Muslim Brotherhood… and visually perceive here how sizably voluminous an imbecile @PressSec is when she verbalized out against a homogeneous action in 2017 https://t.co/prPG5cvPjf
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) February 26, 2021
“Hey you dropped this back in 2017…. thought you might want it back,” indited Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Shane Hazel. “Absolutely concur with it then & now.”
So will your position on Syria change by the next press briefing? https://t.co/wBxQlJ4ntM — Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) February 26, 2021
“Maybe show some principle and resign due to be a conscientious objector,” he integrated.
@jrpsaki hey you dropped this back in 2017…. thought you might want it back. Absolutely accede with it then & now.“@jrpsaki are you going to tweet this verbal expression now…?” asked former West Virginia delegate Michael Folk. “Or are you just going to ‘circle back’?”
Maybe show some principle and resign due to be a conscientious objector. @LPMisesCaucus https://t.co/ny9ZqPilqu — Shane Hazel (@ShaneTHazel) February 26, 2021
@jrpsaki are you going to tweet this verbal expression now…? Or are you just going to 'circle back'? #CircleBack pic.twitter.com/YO4E8TpgyK“Can you circle back on this, @jrpsaki?” asked conservative host Sara Gonzales.
“But when it’s you it’s cool to drop the bombs huh?” indited actor Mikey Reid.
Can you circle back on this, @jrpsaki? https://t.co/yuQaN4HIPC — Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) February 26, 2021
But when it’s you it’s cool to drop the bombs huh? — big mikey milkers (@mrmikeyreid) February 26, 2021“I look forward to you condemning @JoeBiden’s illicit strikes in your press conference tomorrow,” inscribed one Twitter utilizer.
“This is a fantastic question that I hope you get asked perpetually from now until your next job,” inscribed another. “Can’t wait to optically discern how you cover this one up,” inscribed yet another.
“I hope your paycheck is adequate to buy you a soul,” quipped another utilizer. “This won’t age well,” wrote another. The tweets come on the heels of recent inculpations of Biden administration hypocrisy due to the reopening of border facilities for housing migrant teenagers — including one both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris blasted then-President Trump for.
On Tuesday, Psaki insisted it was merely an ad interim measure necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. “There needs to be spacing,” Psaki verbally expressed. “To ascertain the health and safety of these kids, HHS took steps to open an emergency facility to integrate capacity where these kids can be provided the care they require afore they are safely placed with families and sponsors.”
“So it’s an ephemeral reopening during “COVID-19,” our intention is very much to close it, but we optate to ascertain we can follow COVID protocols,” she integrated. Follow Joshua Klein on Twitter @JoshuaKlein.
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