“I am the chosen one”

Written by SK Ashby


“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.