In promoting HIllary Clinton, Obama referenced himself … 119 times

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2016

President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention on July 27 to lay out the case for Hillary Clinton as his successor.

President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on July 27. /Reuters
President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on July 27. /Reuters

While the convention may be Clinton’s coronation, Obama is still on the throne. The president, who won’t leave office until Jan. 20, 2017, referred to himself 119 times during his speech on Wednesday evening.

Obama “described how his family has become so well known to America in the intervening years. He spoke of his time in office, how the presidency has physically aged him, but how his daughters euphemistically note he now looks more ‘mature,’ “ news site noted.

“He spoke of everything he is proud to have achieved – passing Obamacare, expanding clean energy production, reducing consumption of foreign oil, passing the Iran deal, bringing troops home, killing bin Laden.

“He spoke of how inspired he’s become meeting Americans of all stripes. He spoke of his optimism. He spoke of the values he imparted from his family.

“In total, we counted 119 times Obama referred to himself during his speech ostensibly about Hillary Clinton.”

The report said that in “arriving at this calculation, we included mentions of “we” when he was clearly including himself as part of the plural pronoun; the many uses of “we” in referring to America at large were not included. “Me,” “myself,” “our” and his third-person reference to “a half Kenyan grandson” were also included.”

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