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- President Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to himself as the “chosen one” as he discussed his ongoing trade war with China.
- While speaking to reporters, the president looked up at the sky and said, “I am the chosen one.”
- “This isn’t my trade war,” Trump said, adding that one of his predecessors should’ve taken on China the way he has.
Trump said life would be easier if he wasn’t locked in the trade war with Beijing but that someone had to take on China for unfair trade practices and that he was the person to do it.
“This isn’t my trade war,” Trump said, adding that one of his predecessors should’ve taken on China the way he has.
“This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago,” Trump said.
“Someone had to do it,” the president said. “I am the chosen one.”
Here's the clip. Speaking about his trade war with China, Trump looks to the heavens and says, "I am the Chosen One." pic.twitter.com/mKWA9g7wzQ
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This came hours after Trump tweeted that Israeli Jews regard him as the “King of Israel” and the “second coming of God.”
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