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    During a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, US President Donald Trump wandered from topic to topic, discussing a variety of domestic and international issues. However, during his comments about relations with Iran, he made some off-script remarks that caught Twitter’s attention.

    "When I became president, I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals," Trump told the press pool Wednesday. "They were like from a movie: better looking than Tom Cruise and stronger. And I had more generals that I've ever seen, and we were at the bottom of this incredible room. I said, ‘This is the greatest room I've ever seen.' I saw more computer boards than I think they make today."

    ​Wait, what?

    ​It didn't take Twitter long to pounce on the president's off-the-wall comments, mocking the commander-in-chief but also curiously wondering where these supposedly more-handsome-than-Cruise commanders were.

    ​Of course, some rejected the idea of such a person existing, since the 56-year-old actor seems scarcely to have aged since playing the lead role in "Top Gun" in 1986, when we he was only 24.

    ​Others rallied to Cruise's defense, insisting he's a far more valuable citizen than the head of state.

    ​One person predicted the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a prominent member, might now go after Trump for slighting him, given the organization's long history of harassing its critics.

    ​It was inevitable, though. Sooner or later, someone was going to tap the man himself, tagging Cruise and begging him to diss back.

    ​We're waiting on the list of hunky head honchos, personally.


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