Donald Trump has told of how he boasted to the Chinese President about ordering a missile strike in Syria while eating "the most attractive piece of chocolate cake".
"Yes, heading toward Syria", Trump said without breaking his stride, adding he told Xi at the time: "I want you to know that". "President, let me explain something to you, ' this is during dessert", Trump said in the interview.
For his part, Trump said Tuesday in an interview with Fox Business News that "we're not going into Syria".
Trump was asked about the timing of the attack during his first interview with the Fox Business Network, which aired Wednesday on "Maria in the Morning".
Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad.
In the interview, which ran in short segments peppered throughout Bartiromo's early morning show, Trump didn't pull any punches, saying, "Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person and I think it's very bad for Russian Federation". "We made tremendous progress in our relationship with China", Trump said after Xi left. "And we had the most handsome piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen", Trump said, gesturing at how large the cake was (about the size of a biggish infant).
"I was sitting at the table we had finished dinner we're now having dessert". Unbelievable from hundreds of miles away.
But her latest interview with U.S. president Donald Trump is being held up as an example of how a journalist should not interview a powerful figure, and particularly one as prone to lying and making misleading statements as Trump.
Trump: Yes. "Heading toward Syria". He said to me, 'Anybody that uses gases to do that to young children and babies, it's OK.
"We were nearly finished". "I didn't want him to go home, we were nearly finished it was a full day, in Palm Beach, we're nearly finished".
Bartiromo then said it was "brilliant" that the missiles were "unmanned". "But if I see them using gas and using things that, I mean even some of the worst tyrants in the world didn't use the kind of gases that they used".