President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared himself “the Chosen One” as he defended his administration’s actions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
The president’s self-aggrandizing remark followed a string of criticisms aimed at his predecessors, whom he claimed had ignored China’s alleged malpractice on trade.
“This isn’t my trade war, this is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.
“Somebody had to do it,” the president said. He added, while looking to the heavens: “I am the Chosen One.”