According to the Left, Donald Trump is self-obsessed. But how did this supposed trait manifest itself in the President's first State of the Union address, compared to left-wing Savior Barack Obama?
Trump's speech last night was, according to The New York Times, the third-longest SOTU presentation in the past half-decade. However, the President's mention of himself was minimal.
As reported by Fox News, in 2010, Barack Obama's first State of the Union featured nearly 100 instances of "I" or "me." Trump's speech contained only 26.
Despite the media's constant excoriation of Trump for his purported egomania, Obama seems to have been the president with a "me" complex: in his first 41 speeches, Barack mentioned himself nearly 1,198 times.
In the 2010 SOTU address, Obama used "I" 88 times, along with 10 instances of "me." A typical statement was as follows:
“But when I ran for president, I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular, I would do what was necessary.”
There are four self-references in that single sentence alone. Last night, Trump never made mention of himself that many times in a single sentence. Nevertheless, the Left are concerned only with narrative. Hence, a recent Vanity Fair article, which asked:
“'WILL TRUMP’S BRUISED EGO LAUNCH A NUCLEAR WAR?"
Similarly, Politico claimed Trump's giant ego made him easy prey for Russian predator Putin.
Donna Brazile, former DNC Chairwoman, once said Obama had a "titanic ego." But you likely never heard about that; and you won't be hearing about it, so long as the media are at war with President Trump.