Not the Messiah: Trump insists 'chosen one' China trade war remark was a joke - 2019-08-24
Speaking to reporters in Washington on Friday night, then in two tweets from the south of France on Saturday morning, the president said the comment was an instance of "sarcasm" and insisted it was a joke.
"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.
On Friday night, when a reporter asked what he had meant, the president looked annoyed and said: "You know exactly when I meant. It was sarcasm. It was joking."