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Trump Says He's the ‘Chosen One' to Take on China Over Trade

27 days ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's the “chosen one” to wage a trade war with China and asserted that he's winning.
“This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House. He added: “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”
Trump routinely criticizes previous presidents for failing to take on what he says are China's unfair trade practices.
China has called looming U.S. tariffs a violation of accords reached by Trump and Xi Jinping, vowing retaliation.
Trump has said he plans for 10% tariffs on an additional $300 billion...
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Trump's new trade war rationale: ‘I am the chosen one'

Trump's new trade war rationale: ‘I am the chosen one'

27 days ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump on Wednesday adopted a religious theme in describing his role in picking a trade fight with China, saying: "I am the chosen one." The president turned to look at the sky as he made the claim, using language that some Christians might consider offensive, because in Christian theology Jesus Christ is the "chosen one" and the savior. Trump made the comment during a rambling question-and-answer session with reporters on the White House South Lawn that lasted 35 minutes. The "chosen one" claim marked a departure from his past trade war rhetoric and came as he mainly...
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