Trump says US not going to get involved in Syria


In just one 2:30 minute segment, Trump mistakenly says he recently authorized the bombing of Iraq, not Syria, recounts eating the "most handsome piece of chocolate cake you've ever seen" with Chinese president Xi Jinping while telling him about the air strike, and compliments Bartiromo for "treating him so good".

Trump said he then explained the situation to President Xi, as he did not want the foreign leader to hear about the launch from someone else. "We're now having dessert-and we had the most attractive piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen-and President Xi was enjoying it".

"So what happens is I say we have just launched 59 missiles headed to Iraq..."

After this, Trump presumably returned happily to his cake, which, according to that night's menu, matches the description of Mar-a-Lago's signature Trump Chocolate Cake provided by Caity Weaver in a piece for GQ a year ago. "And he was silent".

President Trump shared a story with Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo in an interview that aired Wednesday morning, and it's a story he says others have been begging to get their hands on. It was a full day in Palm Beach.

The strike, which was in response a chemical attack on a rebel-held town that the United States has blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been widely praised by the global community, but denied by Russian Federation, a close Assad ally.

Mr Trump said of Mr Xi's reaction: "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 nearly say or anything else - but anybody that was so brutal and uses gases to do that young children and babies, it's OK".

But Bishop said Beijing had still managed to capitalise on the Mar-a-Lago meeting by spinning Xi as "Trump's equal" in China's domestic media.

'You have no idea how many people want to hear the answer to this.

Bill Bishop, a Washington-based China expert who tracks the country's political scene on his Sinocism newsletter, told the Guardian that Beijing would not have welcomed Trump's decision to break the news over dessert.

During the telling he also hailed US technology as he hailed the Tomahawk cruise missiles that were fired from sea.

'It's so incredible. It's brilliant. Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five. "I mean, what we have in terms of technology, nobody can even come close to competing".



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