Trump was 'eating chocolate cake' when United States bombed Syria

Trump was 'eating chocolate cake' when United States bombed Syria

Trump was 'eating chocolate cake' when United States bombed Syria

Trump, following his two-day summit with China's President Xi Jinping in Florida last week, officially reversed his stance saying he wouldn't call China a currency manipulator. That attack prompted a retaliatory US missile strike.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave Russian Federation a stern warning about its continued support of the Assad regime and confidently stated the end of his reign in the near future.

"Yes. Heading toward Syria", Trump affirmed. After North Korea launched four extended-range scud missiles into the Sea of Japan in a reported rehearsal for strikes on USA bases in Japan, the Japanese government began looking into options to not only boost national missile defense capabilities, but also to return fire if North Korea launched an attack.

Here's the consensus among top Republican and Democratic former officials I spoke with: National security adviser H.R. McMaster ran a tight interagency process; Defense Secretary James Mattis offered the president clear manageable options. Tillerson clearly has gained Trump's confidence, and has also forged an alliance with the decisive backstage operator in this White House, senior adviser (and Trump's son-in-law) Jared Kushner.

"The secretary-general and I had a productive discussion about what more North Atlantic Treaty Organisation can do in the fight against terrorism", Trump said.

Trump called Assad "an animal" and "an evil person" during the interview, according to tweets from Fox News.

A Fox Business host had to correct Donald Trump when he mistakenly said the United States fired at missiles Iraq last Thursday night, not Syria.

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Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula amid concerns that reclusive North Korea could soon conduct a sixth nuclear test or more missile launches and Trump's threat of unilateral action to solve the problem. So far, I have gotten nothing. Still, he said during an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week", the Trump administration has "no objective to change the regime in North Korea".

Tillerson is taking Trump's message to Moscow this week. "You pick and choose your battles, " she told reporters on March 30, "and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out".

It's an accusation he has often made against the US' largest trading partner and his sabre-rattling brought fears of a pending trade war between the U.S. and China. "We can work together or against each other".

Now Trump's decision to launch a strike against Syrian government forces has come as a surprise to even some of his strongest backers, many of whom now feel betrayed regardless of whether they believe Bashar al-Assad gassed his own people or not.

Rebuffing Putin is a worthy goal, if an unlikely one for Trump.

There is no sign, for instance, that Trump is pulling back from other controversial positions - including doubling down on border enforcement and expulsions of undocumented immigrants.

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