Listen: Trump on the trade war with China: 'I am the chosen one' since 'somebody had to do it'
"As we look at old this the the president today saying the economy is doing his phenomenally well and also tried to distance himself from his own trade war listen. This is in my i trade war. This is a trade war. That should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other president. Somebody had to do it. I am m._d. Chosen one somebody had to do it so i'm taking on china so as though that one because he really heat himself up for you so so he's joking right like it's meant to be a joke i get that he kind of looks up to the heavens but also like most things down from jokes but that totally totally joking. He does believe himself to be sort of big great man of history. He believes that he was elected in this unbelievable believable upset which by the way a hundred percent right about no-one said he could do it now he's here. He's always believe he is special and unique in the world. The election validated that so he is joking. I don't think he meant that seriously like the brake beam shines down on them at the same time. There's an element in how he refers to himself almost exaggerations. It's rations. All of his lies that are all aimed at that kind of idea can go ahead. I was going to raise definitely special and unique but not in the way he thinks i mean he spent the last twenty four hours saying chosen one king of israel etc century in this kind of stuff the last twenty four hours particularly mad and i think part of that is to do with the fact that he's seeing this stuff that he knows matter. Come november twenty twenty years. No chance of being reelected if the economy goes but that's one of the few good things you can point to which people in polls said he's good without even his opponents and yet he sees it going sideways. He says the meteors creating recession journalists are trying to crush economy. I did economics at college. I'm no expert but maybe i was away the clock today. They taught the class that journalists have the power to bring down an economy. People must pass alone the power the conspiracy theorist although although listen here's what's interesting right so if the economy is is still doing great all bets are off one house adviser telling politico and i think this is fast people don't vote on numbers they vote on whether they feel good and the president understands stands that and he's selling the feeling and they're right mary catherine i mean we look at this all the time in elections not only your politics local meaning that it matters how you're feeling in that moment and what your personal situation nation is but there is also feeling that's connected with it. He's stilling the feeling he's not wrong. The economy is good and it matters and for as long as it stay goes stays good that super super matters to his reluctance selling feelings one is don't you feel great about this economy. In two is wow there's a lot going on here right now and the new cycle insane and it makes people feel unsettled so like i was talking about earlier the people who are skeptics of him but feel good about the economy he's making them feel less secure and i would also say this is trade war stuff. I've always been of the mind that like if it ain't broke don't don't fix it you'd and he those chickens may come home to roost at some point and he has much less cushion with the economy falling off been and obama would <hes> just because of the very thin margins in the way he won and because he has much less goodwill and other ways than other presidents have so if it slips off a bit i think it hurts him more than what other people right and here's the problem here i it's. It's one thing to sell feeling <hes> and he can do that on some policy issues. She's a lot of what he does on immigration a lot of what he does on foreign policy all has to do with selling this construct and people do he's he's actually quite good at that and his you know his he's very good at sort of marketing marketing and the showmanship and telling people that things are going away when in fact they're not going that way at all but on the economy about the one place where that is not going to be enough because if come you know twenty twenty people are not the economy's actually not good if things if people are not actually feeling like they are financially secure if they're not feeling like they have the money to pay for the things that they need to pay for <hes> if costs continue to rise and if these trade wars do continue to affect people in the way that they have not just instill but an agricultural is well <hes> selling the feeling is not going to be enough and i think he does not. He's not really reckoning with that meets. Oh many giant promises on the economy which by the way is he will get rid of the budget deficit in the years which ain't happening. It's going to be a trillion dollars but but the point being growth at some point those things will matter because people will look at the economy is something that people do vote on if they feel as though he's maybe promises they have not been delivered on it. Any way shape or form now is in trouble because he was elected to change age. You have bring change. We will be"