Bread and Circuses for Dictators

During a swanky Beverly Hills conference on Monday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross compared the April 6 U.S. airstrike on Syria to “after-dinner entertainment.”Ross described how President Donald Trump notified visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping of the strike while the two were enjoying dessert at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

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, according to a report in Variety. “It was in lieu of after-dinner entertainment … The thing was, it didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment.”
(The actual cost of launching the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles was about $60 million.)
 
The crowd went wild after Ross’ remarks, Variety reported. The controversial billionaire was speaking at an event hosted by the Milken Institute, a California think tank.

 

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