As news broke that the United States had just assassinated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday evening, the man who ordered his killing, President Donald Trump, was filling himself with meatloaf and ice cream, according to a report from CNN which was referenced by Business Insider:

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported that meatloaf and ice cream were being served when the Pentagon confirmed that the US was behind the airstrike.

“Trump was said to be eating at his Florida club with old friends and politicians, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.”

Prior to the attack on Soleimani, however, Trump did not bother to notify any of the so-called “gang of eight,” the top congressional leaders who are normally apprised of such operations before they take place:

The fact that Trump was gorging himself knowing he had given an order to kill a man widely believed to the the second-most powerful official in Iran is reminiscent of an incident which took place in 2017 when the president ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield. He reportedly told Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was visiting Mar-a-Lago, of the strike while the two men ate chocolate cake which Trump effusively bragged about:

“After that strike, Trump made sure to detail the chocolate cake they were eating at the time, calling it ‘the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen.'”

The killing of General Soleimani has been widely condemned by world leaders, including France, Russia, and the United Kingdom. And there are already warnings that the Iranians may retaliate by attacking American interests abroad or setting off terror attacks on U.S. citizens and military personnel across the globe.

On Friday, just hours after strike on Soleimani, the U.S. embassy in Iraq urged all U.S. citizens to leave Iraq “immediately.”

For his part, Trump fired off several bizarre tweets suggesting that Iraq had not been sufficiently thankful to the United States:

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