Trump believed that a U.S. attack on Syria would be "foolish." On Sept. 5, 2013, he tweeted, "Again, to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria — if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!" On Sept. 7, 2013, Trump tweeted, "President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your 'powder' for another (and more important) day!"