We have a theory: Donald Trump was visited by a future-version of himself back around 2010 - and was horrified by the bad publicity and scandalous nature of what Future-Trump told him. He knew he had to find a way to warn Future-Trump and the people of America against these self-destructive behaviors - but how? The answer: to tweet criticisms of then-President Barack Obama about his behaviors.
1. Vacationing too much
Towards the end of Barack Obama's first term as President, Past-Donald Trump would regularly tweet about his vacationing habits - and trying to warn his future self about falling into the same traps...
President @BarackObama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars----Unbelievable!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2012
The habitual vacationer, @BarackObama, is now in Hawaii. This vacation is costing taxpayers $4 milion +++ while there is 20% unemployment.-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2011
Sadly, Future-Trump failed to heed Past-Trump's warnings, per this recent headline from The Independent:
2. Golfing too much
Past-Trump must have known what was in store for his future self - perhaps a time-traveler from 2017 returned to the past to tell Past-Trump about the failings of Future-Trump and that he had to warn himself? Or perhaps he just received an ominous vision or dream? We may never know.
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016
President Obama played golf yesterday???-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2013
Sadly, we must live in a fixed timeline, per this headline from New York Daily News:
...and this tweet from golfing outlet No Laying Up:
3. Touting the Electoral College
Past-Trump saw the dangers of the electoral college that would allow Future-Trump to become president and did everything in his power to warn the people...
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Past-Trump even for armed revolution when it looked like Obama was poised to win the Electoral College but lose the popular vote to Mitt Romney:
Too. Freaking. Perfect. When Trump wrongly thought Romney had won the popular vote. pic.twitter.com/e9tJO7mhcB-- Brendan Reichs (@BrendanReichs) November 10, 2016
Sadly, Future-Trump had forgotten all the lessons he learned from his past self:
The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016
4. Skipping intelligence briefings
Past-Trump attempted to give himself some pertinent advice for the future...
Fact--Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get briefed in person by the CIA or DOD. Too busy I guess!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2014
But Future-Trump had long forgotten his past self's warning, per this headline from Business Insider:
And another from USA Today:
5. Abusing executive orders
Past-Trump, in a desperate attempt to curb the ever-growing levels of power wielded by the executive branch that would one day be his undoing, tweeted the following:
Sadly, some things cannot be avoided: