President Trump was interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business News on April 12. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
Bartiromo: When you’re with the president of China, you’re launching these military strikes. Was that planned? How did that come about that it’s happening right then, because right there your saying ‘a reminder, here’s who the superpower in the world is’.
Trump: You have no idea how many people want to hear the answer to this. I have watched speculation for three days now on what that was like.
Bartiromo: When did you tell them
Trump: I’ll tell you
Bartiromo: Was it before dessert?
Trump: I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner, we were now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you have ever seen. And president Xu was enjoying it…. So what happens is I said we had just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq.
Bartiromo: Headed to Syria.
Trump: Yes, heading towards Syria.
Watch the video of the interview from Fox Business here: