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"I'm the chosen one," Trump announces as he defends the Chinese trade war



US President Donald Trump talks to the press before boarding Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey on August 18, 2019.

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President Donald Trump declared himself a "Chosen One" on Wednesday as he defended his government's actions in the ongoing US-China trade war.

The President's self-glorifying remark followed a series of criticisms directed against his predecessors, who claimed to have ignored China's alleged misconduct in commerce.

"This is not my trade war, this is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago," Trump told reporters outside the White House.

"Someone had to do it," said the president. He added as he looked up into the sky, "I am the chosen one." What? We win.

"I was brought here by people," said the President. "I was brought here by people to do a great job, and that's what I do."

On Wednesday, Trump retweeted the flattering, messiah-like comments of a right-wing expert on the President's support in Israel.

] "The Jewish people in Israel love him as if he were the king of Israel, and they love him as if he were the second coming of God," said Wayne Allyn Root, a billion dollar worth of Chinese imports. Trump has already imposed 25% duty on goods worth around $ 250 billion and has promised to apply 1

0% duty on all remaining Chinese imports by mid-December.

Some of these tariffs come into effect on September 1, others have recently been postponed until December 15 to avoid harming US consumers during the holiday season.

Beijing taxed approximately $ 110 billion in US imports and more recently announced that it would no longer buy US agricultural products.

Trump spoke before traveling to Kentucky to speak at a convention for US veterans. Please try again later.


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