Despite the narrative from the Establishment Press that President Trump is the world’s premier egotist, what happened at the Commander-in-Chief’s first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress displays something quite different.
Washington Examiner reporter Emily Jashinsky notes that there really is someone whose ego eclipses even that of The Donald.
In his first presidential speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009, Barack Obama referenced himself roughly 84 times (that number is approximate). By contrast, President Trump made only 53 such references in his address to the joint session on Tuesday night.
In 2010, Obama actually referenced himself approximately 117 times per Vocativ’s count.
Trump, who’s often accused of being self-absorbed, used his remarks to the joint session of Congress convened Tuesday to focus significant time on promoting national unity.
Yet in his remarks Tuesday night, President Trump used the word “we” more than 100 times.
As it turns out, social media has weighed in on Trump’s speech to the Legislative Branch. As posted by Great Britain’s notoriously liberal The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs;
Loud cheers for Trump from the Republicans as he enters, polite claps at best from the Democrats
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 1, 2017
The ever blunt Ann Coulter added;
I love that Democrats won’t applaud for Trump’s call to put Americans first.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 1, 2017
And in a bit of a lighthearted vein, The Onion tweeted the response from Green Party never-was Jill Stein;
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 1, 2017