Past Trump tweets conflicting with Syrian airstrike resurface

In the wake of the United States' firing cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, comments from President Trump's past that conflict with Friday's military action are making the rounds online.

SEE ALSO: Rep. Gabbard, Sen. 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 numbers.

"Now that Obama's poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate," tweeted Trump in 2012.

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While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked.
The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution.
Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different.
In statement, @TulsiGabbard condemns Trump's military action in #Syria, says he 'acted recklessly.' #HINews https://t.co/ciJjOaRYQe
Pelosi calls U.S. Airstrikes in Syria a "proportional response" https://t.co/D6tUuVKPwE
Senator Rubio releases statement after U.S. conducted air strikes against Assad regime in Syria… https://t.co/KhhOQUoE2Q
Trump sent US ground troops to Syria last month purportedly to fight ISIS. Now our troops are at risk of being attacked by #Assad forces.
Watched @POTUS remarks. Congress authorized @POTUS to use force on terrorists. We NEVER authorized force to enforce chemical weapons treaty.
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Trump's numbers have been historically low since taking office, and according to the latest Quinnipiac poll he currently sits at a 35 percent job approval rating.

Coulter later slammed the president for flipping on his previous anti-intervention stance regarding Syria and President Bashar al-Assad saying, "He told us he would be the president of America, not "the world."

Trump has also been called out for not seeking Congressional approval to carry out the Syrian airstrike.

"The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution," tweeted Senator, and Trump golfing buddy, Rand Paul on Thursday.

"I think it's unconstitutional," Paul said in an interview with FOX Business.

The president himself agreed with Paul and others back in 2013 when he tweeted, "The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!"

Trump also urged President Obama in 2013 "do not attack Syria," saying there is "no upside and tremendous downside."

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