President Trump said Chinese president Xi Jinping was eating “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen” when he was informed the United States launched an airstrike against Syria — and Twitter quickly reacted, mocking POTUS.
Trump made the comments during an interview with Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo that aired on Wednesday morning. Xi was visiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate when the military strikes were launched, and Bartiromo asked how he told the Chinese leader of the attack.
“I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner; we are now having dessert. 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 the determination to do it, so the missiles are on the way. And I said, ‘Mr. President, let me explain something to you.’ This is during dessert. ‘We’ve just fired 59 missiles,'” Trump explained.
Trump also briefly confused Syria with Iraq, saying that he told President Xi that missiles were “heading to Iraq,” before Bartiromo politely corrected him. (In fairness, Trump had just mentioned the Iraq war moments before.)
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 12, 2017
Twitter quickly responded, with one user writing, “There seems to be a disconnect in the brain of a man who refers to both chocolate cake and the launching of missiles as beautiful,” while another user wrote, “Be careful ordering the Death by Chocolate cake at Mar a Lago is all I’m saying.”
Check out some of the best reactions:
Maria Bartiromo’s face as Trump told her about the bombing and the chocolate cake. No joke. pic.twitter.com/7fG3weN3Tl
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 12, 2017
There seems to be a disconnect in the brain of a man who refers to both chocolate cake and the launching of missiles as beautiful.
— Anne Wheaton (@AnneWheaton) April 12, 2017
Be careful ordering the Death by Chocolate cake at Mar a Lago is all I’m saying.
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) April 12, 2017
Just cannot get enuf of Trump bragging to Xi about Syria missile strike over chocolate cake at Mar-a-Lago. Stunned Xi asks 4 2nd translation
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) April 12, 2017
I like coffee with chocolate cake, but Tomahawk missiles prob also pair well.
What's your favorite missile after a meal? Let us know in th
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 12, 2017
@BraddJaffy One of those countries with lots of sand. Did I mention the chocolate cake?
— Benjamin Adams (@BenAdamsO_O) April 12, 2017
who among us hasn't enjoyed a decadent slice of chocolate cake while ordering machines of death to rain down on another country
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) April 12, 2017
We all know you bombed some country that you don't care about. But please, tell me more about the chocolate cake. https://t.co/by3BmENvw7
— Matthew (@mattlvergara) April 12, 2017
— dgg (@danag246) April 12, 2017
— JoAnn Jukes (@Cruzing10) April 12, 2017