President Donald Trump on Wednesday called himself “the Chosen One” as he talked about his actions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
“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. He added: “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”
Trump continued: “Somebody had to do it, so I’m taking on China. I’m taking on China on trade, and you know what? We’re winning.”
“I was put here by people,” the president said. “I was put here by people to do a great job. And that’s what I’m doing.”
Trump spoke to reporters before traveling to Kentucky, to give a speech to U.S. veterans.