Donald Trump Waxes Poetic Over Cake
Donald Trump remembers in detail the dessert he was eating while the United States launched 59 missiles under his command.
But he doesn’t seem to remember the name of the country he launched those missiles at.
In a recent interview, which airs on Fox News Wednesday night, Donald Trump went into detail over the dessert he was sharing with President Xi Jinping of China during the leader’s visit when he broke the news that the US had just launched a strike against Syria.
“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,” Trump told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo.
In fact, the two were dining at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, so perhaps Trump was just taking this opportunity to do a plug for his business, as he and his family have done since taking the oath of office. After all, what’s the point of being the president if your businesses can’t profit from it, right?
It Gets Worse
And, sounding for all the world like a little boy bragging to his mother, President Trump continued with how he broke the news to a fellow world leader – that the U.S. had just launched a strike in Syria.
“And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do?” Trump said. “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.’”
And again, just in case anyone had forgotten what they were doing, Trump added, “This was during dessert.” Because that chocolate cake was apparently pretty memorable.
“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.”
Of course, it wasn’t Iraq. It was Syria. But who can be bothered with little details like that when you are remembering the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake?
Watch the video below, and remember, ladies and gentlemen…this is our president.
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