President Trump told China's Xi Jinping about Syria airstrikes over 'most beautiful piece of chocolate cake'

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An interview between Trump and FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo aired on Wednesday morning, and included a few contextual descriptions from the president on the play-by-play of the Syrian airstrike decision.

Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife in Mar-a-Lago last weekend, and the world leaders were finishing up dinner on Friday night when the call was made to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria's Shayat Airfield.

The president described the scenario to Bartiromo, and his retelling even included a specific nod to dessert.

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"We had finished dinner," Trump told Bartiromo. "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?," Trump added.

The president then reiterated that this was "during dessert."

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The president then described to the FOX Business talent his briefing Xi on the American military maneuver. Trump praised the advanced capabilities of the U.S. military, saying, "Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five."

"So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this," Trump summarized. "And he was eating his cake. And he was silent."

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