Trump repeatedly accused Obama of starting a war with Iran to win the US election

3 January 2020, 08:46 | Updated: 3 January 2020, 08:50

Donald Trump's old tweets have come back to haunt him
Donald Trump's old tweets have come back to haunt him. Picture: PA / Twitter

Donald Trump has been accused of hypocrisy after tweets emerged from him saying Barack Obama was trying to start a war in Iran to boost his chances of winning the US election.

The President ordered an airstrike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in response to the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad.

However, tweets from nine years ago have emerged in which Mr Trump claimed Obama would target the Middle Eastern country to boost his popularity at home.

President Obama spent two terms in office and did not order any military attack on Iran.

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