details about his decision to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air
base last week, President Donald Trump took several moments during a
Fox Business interview that aired Wednesday morning to enthuse about
the "most beautiful" chocolate cake he enjoyed at his Palm
Beach resort with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump was
entertaining the Chinese leader at Mar-a-Lago when he ordered the
was sitting at the table, we had finished dinner," Trump told
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. "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."
then said it was "brilliant" that the missiles were
so incredible. It's brilliant," Trump agreed.
Trump appeared to momentarily forget which country the United States
had attacked last week, naming Iraq instead of Syria.
what happens is I said, 'We've just launched 59 missiles heading to
Iraq, and I wanted you to know this,'" Trump said in the
interview. "And he was eating his cake. And he was silent."
heading toward Syria," Trump said. He followed up by mentioning
Xi finished his dessert.