Trump: 'I Am the Chosen One' - Page 2

The president also lands verbal blows outside the White House
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2019 3:14 PM CDT

  • 'The chosen one': "Over the last five or six years, China has made $500 billion. $500 billion. Ripped it out of the United States," Trump said, per RealClearPolitics. "...Somebody had to do it, so I'm taking on China. I am the chosen one." Mashable notes that he looked up at the sky while saying "chosen one."
  • 'Very disloyal': "If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel," Trump said, reiterating a position he took the day before, per the Times. The president also tweeted about the issue earlier in the day.
  • Tax cuts: "I'm not looking at a tax cut now," Trump said, apparently changing his position from the day before, per the Wall Street Journal. "We don't need it. We have a strong economy."
  • 'Biased reporter': "This guy is the most biased reporter," Trump said of Peter Alexander after he asked a question involving Joe Biden, per Mediaite. "I made a lot of money for NBC with The Apprentice and I used to like them, but they are the most biased. Peter, you should be able to ask a question, same question, in a better way. You are so obviously biased and that’s why the public has no confidence in the media."
  • NBC vs CNN: "NBC News has less credibility in my opinion with guys like you than CNN," Trump said, then turned his attention to CNN's Kaitlan Collins. "You hear what I said? NBC has less credibility than CNN. That’s not saying much." Trump also attacked the Times and said it will go out of business after his presidency.
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