Fact check: Trump wasn’t actually smiling in calling himself ‘chosen one’ for China standoff

Fact check: Trump wasn’t actually smiling in calling himself ‘chosen one’ for China standoff
Donald Trump, White House lawn (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – There you have it. Schedule your meltdown accordingly.]

Another day brings yet another example of the president of the United States trying to present his own version of reality as the truth. President Donald Trump said he was being sarcastic when he referred to himself as “the chosen one” to fight China on trade. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday night, Trump seemed a bit irritated when asked about his Wednesday words that sparked controversy. “Let me tell you, you know exactly what I meant,” Trump said before departing for the G7 summit in France. “It was sarcasm. It was joking. We were all smiling. And the question like that is just fake news. You’re just a faker.” …

[T]he president was decidedly not smiling when he anointed himself “the chosen one” while looking up at the sky.

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