Trump says ‘we’ while with Obama it was ‘me’ – Daily Caller

President Trump spoke about “us” as opposed to talking about himself during the State of the Union address. (Screen capture, YouTube, CBC News)

A report on President Donald Trump and his State of the Union address Tuesday evening by the Daily Caller revealed something that offers one more separation between the current chief executive and the former White House occupant.

According to the Daily Caller’s count, during his address, Trump used the word “we” a whopping 129 times, while he used “I” only 29 times. Additionally, the president used the term “our,” as when he referred to the Second Amendment early in his remarks, 104 times.

Now, the Daily Caller went back in history about 18 months to a speech by Barack Obama at a memorial for fallen police officers in Dallas, Texas. During that speech, the former president mentioned himself 45 times.

take our poll - story continues below

Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?

  • Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Veteran

It’s not the only time that Obama came across as narcissistic during his time in office. Snopes tried to explain it away here, but only seems to have added to the problem. During Obama’s farewell address, according to Snopes, the ex-president “used the word ‘I’ 40 times, ‘me’ 13 times, ‘I’ve’ 12 times, and ‘I’m’ twice, adding up to a total of 67 self-references.”

This was in contrast to Trump’s inaugural speech, which was much shorter, when he used “I” three times and never used the terms “me,” “I’ve” or “I’m.”

And here’s another little tidbit from Snopes: Trump’s inaugural speech ran but 16 minutes while Obama talked for 50 minutes. It appears Trump is more interested in taking action than talking, while his predecessor just loved to hear himself talk.

Trump did something that Obama never did during his State of the Union speeches. Trump – again speaking in the collective rather than in the individual context – said, “We are totally defending our Second Amendment.” That came at the 28:15 mark in the hour-and-a-half address, which may be viewed here. With that remark, the president made it clear that he shares a fundamental right with all other Americans, whether they exercise it or not. It’s not a government-regulated privilege; it is a constitutionally-delineated and protected right.

A transcript of the president’s remarks has been published by Fox News.

Many observers are giving Trump credit for a good, if not great, address. He came across not only as more conservative than some originally believed, but also as a populist on whose watch unemployment has gone down, the stock market has risen, the economy has improved and businesses are coming back to the United States as regulations and taxes have been eased.

It was all many of the Democrats could do to flee the House chambers as soon as Trump stopped talking, not about his accomplishments as president, but about the things America has and can still accomplish. His message was simple. It’s not about him, it’s about “us.”

That seems to be the traditional difference between someone who wants to be something, as opposed to someone determined to do something.

Related:

State of the Union: Trump knocked it out of the park

President Trump’s State of the Union – a Tale of Two Attitudes

Trump tells GOP Rep. on hot mic he will ‘100 percent’ release FISA memo — Video

 

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.