For Donald Trump, ordering the missile attack that killed nine civilians, including four children, was a piece of cake — literally. On an interview on Wednesday with Fox Business Channel, Trump bragged how he ordered the bombing over dessert with Chinese President Xi.
“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…and I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do? And we made a determination to do it so the missiles were on the way.
And I said, ‘Mr. President, let me explain someting to you,’…and this is during dessert… ‘we’ve just fired 50 missiles…’ all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from hundreds of miles away. All of which hit. Amazing. So incredible. It’s brilliant, it’s genius.
So what happens is I said, ‘we just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq.’”
“Heading toward Syria,” said Maria Bartiromo, correcting the supposed Commander-in-Chief.
“Yes, heading toward Syria,” Trump admitted.
Here’s the video:
There is a lot to unpack out of that one minute. It’s clear that not only did he not learn his lesson from his botched Yemen raid – which he ordered over dinner. Now, he’s ordering military missions right in front of a leader of a man who’s not even an ally — he’s a trading partner.
What might be the most alarming, though, is the cavalier attitude toward a bombing that killed at least nine civilians, including four children, and didn’t even hit the runways of the airport, leaving Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, to travel freely. For Trump, killing people was very literally a piece of cake. Then, of course, there was the fact that he couldn’t even name the country he bombed. This man is simply not fit to run a convenience store, let alone a world super power.