President Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night to urge everyone to vote for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but the number of times he referred to himself in that speech has raised some eyebrows.
How many times?
According to Grabien News, 119 times. And it just got stranger.
Repeating a bizarre line he's used several times recently and with an even odder twist, Obama said, according to Time, that, “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America. I hope you don’t mind, Bill, but I was just telling the truth, man.”
In a statement that was referring to Donald Trump but seeming to echo the mainstream media's adulation at Obama's "messianic" rise to presidency in 2008, Obama said, "Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order. We don’t look to be ruled."
At one point, Obama even told the crowd to "Feel the Bern" as angry Bernie Sanders supporters protested outside after news was leaked about a Democratic party leadership plot to ensure Bernie never had a chance at being nominated.
"We all need to be as vocal and as organized and as persistent as Bernie Sanders' supporters have been," Obama intoned. "We all need to get out and vote for Democrats up and down the ticket, and then hold them accountable until they get the job done. That's right, feel the Bern."
Obama also took a dig at Trump, saying, "America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump."
On Twitter today, Trump summed up his impression of the whole speech in a single sentence: "President Obama spoke last night about a world that doesn’t exist. 70% of the people think our country is going in the wrong direction."