You know that thing where you see a piece of cake so beautiful you momentarily forget the target of your 59 cruise missiles?
I see your point. It’s not a relatable situation.
President Donald Trump recently described what he was eating while he ordered a missile strike on Syria in an interview with a breathless Maria Bartiromo.
“We had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen,” Trump said. And then, “I was given the message from the generals.”
“The generals” asked him whether he wanted to launch cruise missiles at Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Trump said yes.
Then he turned toward Chinese President Xi Jinping, with whom he was having dinner.
“I said, ‘we’ve just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq.'”
“Heading to Syria,” she says.
“Yes, heading toward Syria,” Trump says.
You’ll have to forgive him. The two countries are neighbors. They’re probably mixed up in his head because he initially said he supported the United States’ war in Iraq and now claims he didn’t, and at first he didn’t want military action in Syria but he just fired missiles at it.
It’s hard to keep all this straight in your head, especially when your mind keeps returning to how that beautiful piece of chocolate cake looked right before you stabbed it with a fork and mashed it to dark goo between your lips. Mmmm. Cake.