TapForMobile

Trump, Xi talked Syria strike over 'beautiful' chocolate cake


Donald Trump has told Fox that he made the decision to launch last week's missile strike on a Syrian airbase while he ate "the most handsome piece of chocolate cake" with China's president.

An interview between Trump and FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo aired on Wednesday morning, and included a few contextual descriptions from the president on the play-by-play of the Syrian airstrike decision. Talking to Maria Bartiromo, he said that he was having dinner with Chinese President with Xi Jinping and had just started having "a attractive chocolate cake", when the generals told him that the ships were "locked and loaded" for the attack. "So what I said [to Xi] is 'we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq'".

Trump approved the missile strike against a Syrian air base while in the midst of a prolonged meeting with Xi Jinping at his Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago estate, serving as the southern White House.

"Because I didn't want him to go home, we were nearly finished, it was a full day in Palm Beach".

"I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded… and we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way".


Almost finished, Trump mistakenly said the strike targeted Iraq. Trump said that Xi was also enjoying his dessert.

The chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April killed 87 people, many of them children.

Trump, in his interview, said all 59 missiles fired hit their targets and called the display of military prowess "unbelievable", "amazing", "incredible", "brilliant" and "genius". "No one can even come close to competing", he said.

Mr Trump pauses briefly, before confirming that yes, it was Syria he ordered bombed, and then recounts Mr Xi's response. 'Anybody that was so brutal and uses gas to do that to young children and babies - it's okay.

"And then he asked the interpreter to please say it again". We had a great chemistry, I think ...

Related Articles

  • 'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey

    'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey

    Trump rebuffed that notion: "Does anybody really believe that? Then, he said that she was intentionally okay", he said. Yet, when it comes to the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump still has confidence in Comey.
    Josh Brolin set to play Cable in Deadpool 2

    Josh Brolin set to play Cable in Deadpool 2

    Aside from menacing the Avengers , it looks like Brolin will be teaming up with the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen too. Michael Shannon was apparently the front runner for the role, but Marvel and Fox opted to go this route instead.
    Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India

    Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India

    Stating that trade in goods and services between the two sides stood at $20 billion, he said there was scope for increasing this. He said Australia was helping India in its water management policy while sharing expertise in the area of renewable energy.
  • New Venezuela clashes as Maduro seeks help in Cuba

    New Venezuela clashes as Maduro seeks help in Cuba

    The announcement on Friday that Mr Capriles had been banned from public office for 15 years triggered further protests . Guevara called the president a "liar".

    Federal workers due for pay increase after hiring freeze ends

    Mulvaney wouldn't give specific details or figures on job cuts, but said efficiency is the name of the game. The federal hiring freeze put in place by President Donald Trump just as he entered office is being lifted.
    One For Arthur wins The Grand National

    One For Arthur wins The Grand National

    The Perth-based horse pipped Cause of Causes and Saint Are to the post as jockey Derek Fox celebrated a famous win. The work I was seeing on the gallops suggested he had improved significantly since he won at Warwick in January.
  • Ryu wins ANA Inspiration in playoff after Thompson's penalty

    Ryu wins ANA Inspiration in playoff after Thompson's penalty

    Ryu So-yeon clinched her second major title after a drama-filled play-off win over Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration. South Korean Park In-bee, Minjee Lee of Australia and Suzann Pettersen of Norway finished tied for third at 13-under.

    One of the iPhone 8's most anticipated features might be missing

    This feature will only be offered in the new iPhone, but Apple customers have to be patient when it comes to waiting time. The iPhone 8 will reportedly be cheaper in the United Kingdom than previously thought.
    Obama To Give Speech In Berlin To Mark Reformation Anniversary

    Obama To Give Speech In Berlin To Mark Reformation Anniversary

    Trump's first official visit to Germany is expected in July, where he will attend a meeting of G20 leaders in Hamburg. The churches form a global civil society network of over two billion Christians.
  • Windows Vista is now officially dead. And good riddance

    Your choices for moving to Windows 10 are simple, either buy a license for it (to retain your PC) or buy a new PC altogether. The new user interface that came with the system was Aero , which gave Vista a new look that was nearly surreal.
    Elliott applies US  activist investor tactics to BHP offensive

    Elliott applies US activist investor tactics to BHP offensive

    Elliott, referring to talks already held with BHP management, said the changes could boost shareholder value by about 50%. BHP shares rose by 3.5% in NY overnight and by 2.2% in London, after gaining 4.6% to A$25.73 in Australia yesterday.
    Wonga data breach could affect 270000 customers

    Wonga data breach could affect 270000 customers

    On top of this, a further 25,000 customers in Poland might have also been affected. Its pre-tax losses grew to £80.2m that year from £38.1m in 2014.

Comments