Trump now says his 'chosen one' remark was sarcasm

President Trump said he was being sarcastic after he was asked about his remark that he was “the chosen one.” 

“Let me tell you, you know exactly what I meant,” Trump told a reporter Friday night when asked about his comment. “It was sarcasm. It was joking. We were all smiling. And a question like that is just fake news. You’re just a faker.”

The president made the controversial comment Wednesday while defending the trade war with China. 

According to CNBC, Trump said at the time: “This isn’t my trade war, this is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago. Somebody had to do it…I am the Chosen One.” 

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Trump mocks supporter Frank Dawson at New Hampshire rally
Trump supporter Frank Dawson cheers after helping to eject a small group of protesters during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump supporter Frank Dawson cheers after helping to eject a small group of protesters during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A Trump supporter, right, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A Trump supporter, right, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A Trump supporter, center right, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A Trump supporter, right, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A Trump supporter, center, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A Trump supporter, center, grabs a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump supporter Frank Dawson cheers after helping to eject a small group of protesters during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump supporter Frank Dawson (TOP L) reacts as a small group of protesters is ejected during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump supporter Frank Dawson (TOP L) reacts as a small group of protesters is ejected during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump supporter Frank Dawson cheers after helping to eject a small group of protesters during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump supporter Frank Dawson cheers after helping to eject a small group of protesters during U.S. President Donald Trump’s rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. Dawson later affirmed in a television interview his support for Trump despite Trump apparently mistaking him for a protester and then disparaging his physical appearance. Picture taken August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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