August 24, 2019 1:33 am

Donald Trump was ‘joking’ when he called himself the ‘chosen one’

President of the United States Donald J. Trump speaks with members of the media as he departs the White House, en route to Joint Base Andrews, in Washington, DC, USA, 23 August 2019.


The “chosen one” says never mind.

President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as “the chosen one” to take on China.

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He took the comment back Friday.

When a reporter asked Trump what he had meant by referring to himself as the “chosen one,” the president looked annoyed.

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“You know exactly when I meant,” Trump said.

“It was sarcasm. It was joking. We were all smiling. And a question like that is just fake news.”

The president spoke as he was departing the White House for his trip to the Group of Seven summit in France.

© 2019 The Canadian Press

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