Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump on Wednesday adopted a religious theme in describing his role in picking a trade fight with China, saying: “I am the chosen one.”

The president turned to look at the sky as he made the claim, using language that some Christians might consider offensive, because in Christian theology Jesus Christ is the “chosen one” and the savior.

Trump made the comment during a rambling question-and-answer session with reporters on the White House South Lawn that lasted 35 minutes. The “chosen one” claim marked a departure from his past trade war rhetoric and came as he mainly recycled several oft-repeated statements.

Remember these comments come on the heels of Trump’s tweets saying that he is “the second coming of God.” 

I think we ignore these comments at our peril. 

Considering Trump’s past egomaniacal behavior how much of a leap is it to consider that he might actually believe himself to be a god?