Trump Was Just Being Sarcastic About Thinking He’s The ‘Chosen One,’ Okay?

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - AUGUST 21: President Donald Trump speaks to guests during the Joint Opening Ceremony at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention at the Galt House on August 21, 2019 in Louisvill... LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - AUGUST 21: President Donald Trump speaks to guests during the Joint Opening Ceremony at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention at the Galt House on August 21, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. AMVETS is a non-partisan, volunteer-led veterans advocacy organization that was formed by World War II veterans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 24, 2019 9:56 a.m.

President Trump said it was “fake news” that anyone took his remarks about being the “chosen one” on the U.S. economy and chided reporters for even taking him seriously.

Just as he landed in France he was asked to clarify his remarks, which he made during an impromptu gaggle with reporters earlier this week. Trump said he was the “chosen one” meant to fix the U.S. economy and it’s trade relations with other countries, as he gazed up at the sky and smiled. The remarks came just hours after he tweeted quoting a conspiracist’s remarks about him being the “King of Israel” and the “second coming of God.”

“Let me tell you,” Trump started, “you know exactly what I meant. It was sarcasm. It was joking. We were all smiling. And the question like that is just fake news. You’re just a faker.”

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He later tweeted calling out the “fake news” for claiming he has a “Messiah complex.”

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