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President Trump insists claim he is the ‘chosen one’ to tackle corruption in Beijing was ‘sarcasm’ 

‘It was sarcasm’: President Trump insists claim he is the ‘chosen one’ to tackle corruption in Beijing amid his trade war with China was ‘just a joke’

  • President Trump reversed on comments he made earlier this claiming to be the ‘chosen one’ amid his trade war with China 
  • ‘It was sarcasm. It was joking, we were all smiling. And a question like that is just fake news,’ he told reporters as he left for the G7 summit late friday
  • On Wednesday, Trump rejected concerns about his perpetual trade feud with China, assuring reporters that he is ‘the chosen one’ to fight Beijing 
  • The indulgent remarks came within hours of the president defending sharing a quote likening him to ‘the King of Israel’ and the ‘second coming of god’ 

President Trump sought to address comments he made earlier this claiming to be the ‘chosen one’ amid his trade war with China, insisting late Friday that he was ‘only joking’.

‘You know exactly what I meant,’ Trump told reporters as he prepared to leave the White House ahead of his Trip to Franks for the G7 summit.

‘It was sarcasm. It was joking, we were all smiling. And a question [suggesting it was serious] is just fake news.’

President Trump sought to address comments he made earlier this claiming to be the ‘chosen one’ amid his trade war with China, insisting late Friday that he was ‘only joking’ 

The controversial comment raised eyebrows across the country on Wednesday as Trump rejected concerns about his perpetual trade feud with China, assuring reporters that he is ‘the chosen one’ to tackle decades of trade corruption in Beijing.

‘Somebody said this is Trump’s trade war. It’s not my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents,’ Trump said on the White House lawn, in critic of his predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

‘Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one,’ Trump continued, looking up to the sky with his arms spread wide. ‘Somebody had to do it, so I took on China. I took on China on trade, and you know what? We’re winning.’

The indulgent remarks came within hours of the president defending his comments about Jewish loyalty that riled Democrats after he shared a quote from far-right radio host Wayne Allyn Root, who likening him to the ‘King of Israel’ and the ‘second coming of god’.

President Trump sought to address comments he made earlier this claiming to be the ‘chosen one’ amid his trade war with China, insisting late Friday that he was ‘only joking'

The controversial comment raised eyebrows across the country on Wednesday as Trump rejected concerns about his perpetual trade feud with China, assuring reporters that he is ‘the chosen one’ to tackle decades of trade corruption in Beijing

‘’President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel,’ the president tweeted, quoting Root.

The post continued: ‘They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense!’

Also on Friday, Trump announced tariffs on hundreds of billions of Chinese goods in his latest escalation in the trade battle.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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