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Politics'I am the chosen one,' Trump proclaims as he defends trade war with China

20:15  21 august  2019
20:15  21 august  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

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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 remark followed a string of criticisms aimed at his predecessors, whom he claimed had ignored China 's alleged malpractice on

In the midst of answering a question about the ongoing trade war with China on Wednesday, President Donald Trump turned from reporters, looked to heavens and proclaimed , " I am the chosen one .".


    'I am the chosen one,' Trump proclaims as he defends trade war with China© Alex Brandon President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One outside the White House on Aug. 21, 2019. 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.

    "Someone had to do it," the president said. He added, while looking to the sky: "I am the chosen one."

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    President Donald Trump declared himself “ the Chosen One ” on Wednesday while defending his administration’s decision to continue a trade war with China . The remark came among a string of critiques to his predecessors, whom Trump claimed had ignored China ’s alleged trade malpractice.

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    "The Jewish people in Israel love him like he's the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God," said that supporter, Wayne Allyn Root.

    The Trump administration is gearing up to slap new tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports. Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs on roughly $250 billion in Chinese goods, and has vowed to apply 10% duties to about all remaining Chinese imports by mid-December.

    Some of those tariffs will go into effect Sept. 1, while other were recently delayed until Dec. 15 to avoid harming U.S. consumers during the holiday season.

    Beijing has retaliated by taxing about $110 billion in U.S. imports, and more recently by announcing that it would no longer buy U.S. agriculture products.

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