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8/24, 6:14 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: 'Chosen one' comment was sarcastic

United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to claim his comment about being the "chosen one" to resolve the country's trade imbalance with China was "sarcastic" and slammed media for taking it seriously.

"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'" Trump wrote. "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!" he added.

On Wednesday, Trump told reporters outside the White House that his life would be easier if he had not decided to start a trade dispute with China but added he was "the chosen one" to fix the imbalance.

Breaking the News / NP