So that just happened.
Yes, President Trump, when asked about his ongoing trade war with China, deemed himself “the chosen one” when talking with reporters outside the White House on Wednesday. As Trump put it, when it comes to dealing with China’s trade practices, “somebody had to do it.” He then added “I am the chosen one” as he looked up to the sky.
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
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 21, 2019
The odd comment comes just after Trump compared himself to some kind of deity in a Wednesday morning tweet. He seemed to be watching Wayne Allyn Root’s show on the conservative network Newsmax, and tweeted a quote from Root saying that “the Jewish people in Israel love [Trump] like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.” And the day before, Trump accused “any Jewish people that votes for a Democrat” of having “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Kathryn Krawczyk