February 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Updated: February 21, 2017 9:37 am

Donald Trump’s old tweets about Barack Obama prove ironic again

President Donald Trump listens during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Just last May, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a tweet that called out his predecessor Barack Obama, who he said was “out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart.”

Fast forward to less than a year later, when Trump spent his Sunday morning hitting the links with Rory McIlroy. Trump’s press people were very coy with his activities as he was a vocal critic of Obama’s whenever the latter was playing a round.

Trump issued the aforementioned tweet in response to long waits at TSA checkpoints across the U.S. as the federal government struggled with staffing shortages at security checkpoints.

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Ironically, a day after Trump finished his latest round of golf, a TSA checkpoint at JFK airport in New York went unmanned for a period, allowing 11 passengers to make their way aboard planes without even being scanned.

Of course, this is far from the first time Trump’s old tweets have come back to haunt him.

After Obama was re-elected in 2012, he said his fellow citizens “should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”

The president went on to say, “The world is laughing at us.”

The American people finally heeded his call four years later but he was not happy about it.

After the 2012 election he also criticized the electoral process, declaring the “electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”

He changed his tune after his November victory, saying, “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play.”

In July 2012, Trump took time out of his schedule to question why Obama was “constantly issuing executive orders that are major power grabs of authority?”

Trump issued a few executive orders of his own since becoming president, including the infamous travel ban, which has led states to question his authority.

The president also had plenty to say about taxes before taking power but many are still waiting to see his tax returns.

Of course, then there was the time he invited a Russian president to the Miss Universe Pageant — promising a bromance in return for some hang time.

He says he and Putin have never met but he has remained an admirer of his.

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