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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:43 PM

Okay, here's the deal with Trump and the chocolate cake thing: [View all]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/12/president-trumps-throughly-confusing-fox-business-interview-annotated/?utm_term=.9e7cf1449c95

BARTIROMO: When you were with the president of China, you're launching these military strikes.

TRUMP: Yes.

BARTIROMO: Was that planned?

How did that come about that it's happening right then, because right there, you're saying a reminder, here's who the superpower in the world is, right?

TRUMP: You have no idea how many people want to hear the answer to this. I have had I have watched speculation for three days now on what that was like (INAUDIBLE).

BARTIROMO: When did you tell him?

TRUMP: But I'll tell you (INAUDIBLE)...

BARTIROMO: Before dessert or what?

TRUMP: But I will tell you, only because you've treated me so good for so long, I have to (INAUDIBLE) right?

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 something to you. This was during dessert.

We've just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing.

BARTIROMO: Unmanned?

Brilliant.

TRUMP: It's so incredible. It's brilliant. It's genius. Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five. I mean look, we have, in terms of technology, nobody can even come close to competing.

Now we're going to start getting it, because, you know, the military has been cut back and depleted so badly by the past administration and by the war in Iraq, which was another disaster.

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.

BARTIROMO: (INAUDIBLE) to Syria?

TRUMP: Yes. Heading toward Syria. In other words, we've just launched 59 missiles heading toward Syria. And I want you to know that, because I didn't want him to go home. We were almost finished. It was a full day in Palm Beach. We're almost finished and I what does he do, finish his dessert and go home and then they say, you know, the guy you just had dinner with just attacked a country?

BARTIROMO: How did he react?

TRUMP: So he paused for 10 seconds and then he asked the interpreter to please say it again. I didn't think that was a good sign.


The bottom line is this: Trump is as transparent as glass.

The way he's trying to frame what happened was is that President Xi is at his house, eating cake like a little kid, all while the Great and Powerful Donald Trump has launched airstrikes on Syria.

It's his not-so-subtle way of attempting to humiliate Xi, that he's a major mover and shaker in the world, and Xi is a nobody. He might as well said that Xi was wearing a bib to make sure he didn't get his clothes dirty from the cake.

Of course, he's framing the way he wants to frame it, so he's obviously neglecting the fact that he told Russia in advance of the strikes and Russia told Syria, who emptied out the base and the strikes were basically meaningless.

Also he misspeaks and claims he's striking Iraq, not Syria, and Bartiromo has to correct him on that.

This would all be rather hilarious except for the important fact that this is real life and real world politics, and major powers in the world typically don't take too kindly to being humiliated.

But to the Madman, it's all the Art of the Dill.

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