Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’

President Donald Trump called himself the “the chosen one” while looking up at the sky on Wednesday when talking about the trade war with China.

“Somebody said it’s ‘Trump’s trade war.’ This isn’t my trade war,” the president said while talking with reporters. “This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents. Over the past five or six years, China has made $500 billion dollars. $500 billion. Ripped it out of the United States. And not only that, if you take a look, intellectual property theft, add that to it, and add a lot of other things to it.”

The president added:

“So somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it. So I’m taking on China.”

Trump’s remarks came just hours after he quoted a supporter in a tweet where they said people in Israel believe he is the second coming of God.

Trump was clearly referring to being the president that decided to start a trade war with China. But the fact that he quoted someone in a tweet saying some believed he was the second coming of God and called himself the “chosen one” in one day was too much for many.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).