President Trump on Saturday belittled members of the media, who he said commented on being "elected" to deal with China too seriously – claiming everyone knew he was sarcastic.
Trump made the initial remark on Wednesday as he spoke to reporters about the escalating trade war with China. He said that someone should take over China and looked at the sky with dramatic flourish.
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"Someone had to do it – I was the chosen one," he said. "Someone had to do it, so I take China, I take China for trade and you know what? We win. "
Trump's remarks were followed on Friday by both China and the US, which announced new tariffs for each other as tensions between the two countries increase. Trump also ordered US companies to look for alternatives other than China to do business with.
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But on Saturday, "I'm over," 1
" I smiled as I looked up and around. A LOT of reporters with me were smiling too. They knew the TRUTH … Yet when I saw the reports, CNN, MSNBC and other fake news outlets covered it as serious news and thought of myself as the Messiah, "he said. "No more trust!"
He made similar remarks on Friday when he quarreled with a reporter that he wanted the issue of remarks.
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"Let me tell you, you know exactly what I meant. That was sarcasm. It's a joke. We all smiled and such a question is just fake news, you're just fake . "
Trump's Saturday tweet came as he was in France for the G7 summit, where the oncoming global economic downturn and the trade war with China are likely to be a major topic of conversation among international leaders.