President Trump's thoroughly confusing Fox Business interview, annotated - The Washingt... - 0 views
When you see that, I immediately called General Mattis.
I said, what can we do?
And they came back with a number of different alternatives. And we hit them very hard.
Now, are we going to get involved with Syria?
No. 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. And some of the gases are unbelievably potent.
So when I saw that, I said we have to do something.
people just don't see this, the level of brutality, the level of viciousness.
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.
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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.
But I think he understood the message and I understood what he was saying to me.