Even while campaigning for somebody else, Barack Obama can’t help but talk about himself.
During two appearances for Hillary Clinton on Thursday, the president referred to himself a total of 207 times — 110 in Miami and 97 in Jacksonville, Florida.
“Now, I have to say that I’ve been going to some college campuses and I realize that eight years ago some of you were ten,” Obama said during roughly 43-minute speech at Florida International University.
He then went on to defend his own record on the economy, energy and Obamacare.
“Can I just say I was driving through North Carolina yesterday and we passed by a gas station … and I noticed gas at $1.99.”
“Thanks, Obama,” he said, echoing someone in the audience.
During the Miami speech, he mentioned himself 30 times before talking about Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Obama focused a little less on himself before mentioning Hillary.
He talked about himself only 27 times before talking about his candidate and a total of 97 times during the roughly 41-minute speech.
Criticizing congressional Republicans, Obama said, “I mean, Democrats have their flaws. I promise you. I know them.