Trade

“I am the chosen one”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Folks

“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.

“Somebody had to do it,” the president said. He added, while looking to the heavens: “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.” (CNBC)

This right here -- this is why Trump's trade war isn't ending anytime soon.

Trump's trade war is crucial to his cult of personality, not the economy, and he can't give it up.

In less than 24 hours, Trump has referred to himself as the King of Israel, the second coming of God, and the Chosen One.

  • I am an atheist and don’t believe in the Antichrist.

    But if I did believe in the Antichrist, HOW THE HELL COULD I NOT THINK THIS IDIOT IS THE ANTICHRIST?!?

  • Draxiar

    Oh boy….this can only lead to truly terrifying things.

  • muselet

    Kevin Drum this morning:

    This is not the behavior of a man in control of his faculties. It’s just not.

    Nothing to add.

    –alopecia

  • 1933john

    Pray tell me, why in the hell would
    any god want to take-on China?
    Well ok, other than the god of greed.

  • Georgie