Think Donald Trump is the most narcissistic, egotistical president ever?
Think again. That honor goes to his predecessor, hands down. Barack H. Obama was obsessed with himself. The mainstream media, of course, fawned over his every breath, swelling his head to elephantine proportions, but Obama has always thought he’s all that and a bag of chips.
In one speech on the economy, Obama talked for 40 minutes, some 5,500 words (the Gettysburg Address was 271). And Obama said “I” or “me” 199 times. In Obama’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, he said “I” or “me” 98 times. Trump in his first SOTU had just 26 personal references.
One more thing: Every year, Obama commemorated civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. And each year he’d issue a picture — of himself!
So it should come as no surprise that Obama wants to create “a million Barack Obamas.”
In pretentious remarks Sunday in Japan during a conference, Obama said he wants to create young leaders in his mold.
“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”