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Trump: 'Chosen One' Was Joke, Press Knew It

Saturday, 24 August 2019 12:15 PM

President Donald Trump may be in France for an international summit, but his mind is on news coverage at home after he referred to himself as "the chosen one" and pointed to the sky when discussing a spiraling trade war with China.

Trump tweeted that he was "being sarcastic, and just having fun."

His comments before boarding Marine One this past week were met by laughs from some of the assembled press members.

He noted in a pair of tweets Saturday:

"When I looked up to the sky and jokingly said “I am the chosen one,” at a press conference two days ago, referring to taking on Trade with China, little did I realize that the media would claim that I had a “Messiah complex.” They knew I was kidding, being sarcastic, and just....

"....having fun. I was smiling as I looked up and around. The MANY reporters with me were smiling also. They knew the TRUTH...And yet when I saw the reporting, CNN, MSNBC and other Fake News outlets covered it as serious news & me thinking of myself as the Messiah. No more trust!"

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President Donald Trump may be in France for an international summit, but his mind is on news coverage at home after he referred to himself as "the chosen one" and pointed to the sky when discussing a spiraling trade war with China.Trump tweeted that he was "being sarcastic,...
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