President Trump on Wednesday rejected concerns that his trade war with China could slow the global economy into a recession, telling reporters he believes he is “the chosen one” to fight against decades of trade cheating from Beijing.
“Somebody said this is Trump’s trade war. It’s not my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents,” Trump said, criticizing former Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.
“Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one,” Trump continued, glancing over his shoulder to gaze at the sky. “Somebody had to do it, so I took on China. I took on China on trade, and you know what? We’re winning.”
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