Trump: 'I Am the Chosen One'

The president also lands verbal blows outside the White House
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2019 3:14 PM CDT
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – President Trump got a little temperamental with reporters Wednesday and appeared to compare himself—however casually—with the savior in the Christian tradition, the Hill reports. The exchange outside the White House was fueled by criticism of his thoughts on the economy and gun control, his remarks about Jewish Democrats, and his sudden cancellation of a trip to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed his plan to buy Greenland. "Denmark, I looked forward to going but I thought that the Prime Minister's statement that [the Greenland idea] was 'absurd' ... was nasty," Trump said, per CNN. He added:

  • 'Very not nice': "I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something," he said, per the New York Times. "But all they had to do is say, no, we'd rather not do that or we'd rather not talk about it. She's not talking to me, she's talking to the United States of America. They can't say 'how absurd.'"

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