Sinai Peninsula — Confusion gripped Donald Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago late tonight after the President mistakenly ordered an attack on the Sinai peninsula instead of strategic targets within Syria, as was largely expected by United States Allies. It’s unclear what motivated President Trump to attack, but White House insiders said that in recent days he had become obsessed with History Channel documentaries on the 1978 EgyptIsrael Peace Treaty, which was brokered by then President Carter.
“He’s been struggling with all of the conflicts around the world,” said a White House insider who chose to remain anonymous. “So he started binge-watching History Channel shows on the Middle East. I think he just got confused about the target when he ordered the strike.”
According to Defense Department officials, the mission was a complete success destroying upwards of 15 targets, which included several large piles of sand. When questioned about the intended topics in Syria, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work responded with an uncharacteristic “what?”
After realizing the mistake, the Press Secretary Sean Spicer held an impromptu press conference outside the White House.
“Look, I think we all know what the President meant to do,” said a frazzle Secretary Spicer, “but it’s clear that there was some kind of typo or something. Clearly the President meant Syria, but somewhere along the lines it was miswritten as Somalia.”
When asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta if he meant Syria, not Somalia, Mr. Spicer became visibly angry.
“Look Jim, you know what I meant,” continued Spicer. “You guys need to pay attention and stop trying to make the news and start reporting on it.”
This is a developing story.