From New York Magazine:
Wilbur Ross Jokes That Syria Strike Was ‘After-Dinner Entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago
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Both politicians and pundits have made many bizarre remarks about the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase last month, from President Trump’s childlike description of the chocolate cake he was eating at the time to Brian Williams repeatedly praising the “beautiful” war footage on MSNBC.
Now Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has pulled off an impressive feat, combining the Marie Antoinette element of Trump’s remarks and the callousness of Williams’s commentary. During a speech on Monday Ross recalled the scene at Mar-a-Lago on April 6, when Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jingping as two two navy destroyers launched 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria.
“Just as dessert was being served, the president explained to Mr. Xi he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Ross said. “It was in lieu of after-dinner entertainment.”
The crowd chuckled at Ross’s remark, according to Variety, and he added: “The thing was, it didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment.”
The “entertainment” might not have cost Trump anything, but USA Today calculates that the Tomahawk missiles alone cost about $79.9 million.