In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business, President Donald Trump explained that he was eating cake with the Prime Minister of China as bombs rained down. Only he couldn't exactly remember which country he was bombing because of the delicious cake.
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Trump was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the mission was executed, and he told Bartiromo about the moment he informed Xi that he had sent 59 Tomahawk missiles hurtling toward Syria. "We had finished dinner. We're now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen," Trump says, noting "President Xi was enjoying it."
Transcript Via Washington Post
BARTIROMO: Before dessert or what?
TRUMP: But I will tell you, only because you've treated me so good for so long, I have to (INAUDIBLE) right?
I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We're now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it. And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do? And we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way. And I said, Mr. President, let me explain something to you. This was during dessert.
We've just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing.
BARTIROMO: Unmanned? Brilliant.
TRUMP: It's so incredible. It's brilliant. It's genius. Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five. I mean look, we have, in terms of technology, nobody can even come close to competing. Now we're going to start getting it, because, you know, the military has been cut back and depleted so badly by the past administration and by the war in Iraq, which was another disaster.
So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent.
BARTIROMO: (INAUDIBLE) to Syria?
TRUMP: Yes. Heading toward Syria. In other words, we've just launched 59 missiles heading toward Syria. And I want you to know that, because I didn't want him to go home. We were almost finished. It was a full day in Palm Beach. We're almost finished and I — what does he do, finish his dessert and go home and then they say, you know, the guy you just had dinner with just attacked a country?
BARTIROMO: How did he react?
TRUMP: So he paused for 10 seconds and then he asked the interpreter to please say it again. I didn't think that was a good sign. And he said to me, anybody that uses gases — you could almost say or anything else — but anybody that was so brutal and uses gases to do that young children and babies, it's OK.
God help us we elected Homer Simpson. My message to President "Let Me Eat Cake" Trump...you are a Jackass pic.twitter.com/1Aa1kCLNX5— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 13, 2017
Russian state TV mocks Trump's bizarre description of dropping bombs on "Iraq" while enjoying beautiful chocolate cake. America humiliated pic.twitter.com/zbMBJYKG14— RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) April 13, 2017