Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
World Media | By Joan Schultz

Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert' with Xi Jinping

Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert' with Xi Jinping

"And we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way".

President Trump launched a USA airstrike on a Syrian airfield late Thursday night in response to the Syrian government initiating a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people.

"The president said he was sitting at the table with Xi and had just finished dinner".

"We've just fired 59 missiles -all of which hit by the way- unbelievable from 100s of miles away".

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He said seeing the chemical attack prompted him to say, "we have to do something".

Trump recounted how he told Xi that the military had just struck a Syrian government air base with 59 cruise missiles after Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo asked him to describe the interaction in an interview that aired Wednesday morning. "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".

"It's so incredible. It's brilliant", Trump agreed.

"Yes, heading towards Syria", he corrects himself.

The President said the discussion occurred over the "most handsome piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen". And then he asked the intrepreter to please say it again. "It was a full day in Palm Beach". He said to me, 'Anybody that uses gases to do that to young children and babies, it's OK. "I think Syria would be a lot better off right now than it has been". He also wants you to know - incorrectly - that he bombed Iraq.

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