President Trump slammed the media for claiming that he has a “Messiah complex” after he jokingly described himself as the “chosen one” to tackle China on trade
“When I looked up to the sky and jokingly said ‘I am the chosen one,’ at a press conference two days ago, referring to taking on Trade with China, little did I realize that the media would claim that I had a ‘Messiah complex,'” Trump tweeted Saturday.
“They knew I was kidding, being sarcastic, and just having fun. I was smiling as I looked up and around,” he continued, adding that many of the reporters were “smiling also” and “knew the TRUTH.”
“And yet when I saw the reporting, CNN, MSNBC and other Fake News outlets covered it as serious news & me thinking of myself as the Messiah,” he added. “No more trust!”
….having fun. I was smiling as I looked up and around. The MANY reporters with me were smiling also. They knew the TRUTH…And yet when I saw the reporting, CNN, MSNBC and other Fake News outlets covered it as serious news & me thinking of myself as the Messiah. No more trust!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2019
Establishment media went wild after Trump made the initial remark, telling reporters Wednesday, “I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it, so I am taking on China, I’m taking on China on trade, and you know what? We are winning.”
“Sleepy Joe doesn’t have a clue, Sleepy Joe said, ‘Oh, China’s wonderful,’ Well China is wonderful for China, but I’m wonderful for the USA,” he added.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports that world leaders could no longer trust Trump following his remark.
“You get to the point where he looks at the sky and says I’m the chosen one. You get to that point and you cannot — I don’t see how any responsible leader could say this is a guy I could count on,” he said. “This is a guy I can count on in a crunch.”