Five months after declaring himself "the chosen one," President Trump has finally rallied at least one supporter to back him up.
In an appearance on Fox & Friends on Thursday, guest Christopher Harris boldly asserted that the Trump years have been the best the world has seen since biblical times.
"Listen, I would argue that it's probably three of the greatest years since maybe Jesus walked the Earth with his ministry," Harris said.
Here's Fox & Friends guest Christopher Harris claiming yesterday that Trump's presidency has been "probably three of the greatest years since maybe Jesus walked the earth with his ministry." pic.twitter.com/voRboc0TeL
The stunning declaration came relatively unprompted, and the Fox & Friends hosts merely smiled in response, though fellow host Brian Kilmeade had harsh words that same day for those who invoke religion when talking politics. Harris went on to emphasize the "prospering" state the country is in under Trump.
"I know things might seem like they suck right now if you're a Democrat, but really you should be grateful," Harris said. "It's some of the greatest times to be alive, some of the greatest times to be an American because your nation is peaceful and prosperous."
And if Harris thought Trump was Christlike on Thursday, he surely saw him walking on water by Friday. The Labor Department's latest jobs report was released after the interview, and the report boasted higher-than-expected numbers including 225,000 jobs added in January.
The report added to the president's already successful week, which included an impeachment acquittal and record-high job approval.
After China announced Friday that it would be hitting the U.S. with tariffs on $75 billion worth of goods next month, Trump tweeted that "our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China." The president is also demanding that business owners "bring ... companies HOME" and make products in the U.S., declaring the situation to actually be "a GREAT opportunity for the United States."
....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..
Trump's demand is seemingly more of a strongly-worded suggestion, with The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey noting, "What authority does the president have to order companies to do things?" If Trump has an answer to that question, he might attempt to provide it in a few hours, as he also promises in his tweets that he "will be responding to China's tariffs this afternoon."
The president's initial reaction following the news of China's retaliatory tariffs was to wonder aloud whether Chinese President Xi Jinping or Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was the "bigger enemy" to the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 400 points amid his tweets. Brendan Morrow