Barack Obama was supposed to talk about Nevada Senate candidate Jacky Rosen in Las Vegas on Monday.
Appearing under the guise of speaking on behalf of Democrat candidates at a University of Nevada rally, the former president really just wanted to talk about himself.
“You guys go ahead and take a seat, I got a lot to say,” he confessed just moments into his remarks.
He wasn’t kidding.
“First of all, I have to say that uh, I miss you, too!” he told an adoring fan. “I do!”
After saying “I want” twice, Obama said, “This is the most important election I can remember in my lifetime and that includes when I was on the ballot.”
He couldn’t help but claim credit for the economy under the Trump administration.
“I do think it’s kind of interesting, I just hope people kind of notice,” he said.
“And that’s what I handed off to the next guy,” he continued, referring to Trump.
After a lengthy amount of fearmongering and setting up strawmen about the Republicans’ plans, Obama said, “I’m just— unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in facts.”
“I believe in a fact-based reality,” he continued. “I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should, like, actually say to people what’s true.”
He even talked about himself in the third person.
“I see Obama’s doing pretty good,” he said of those he claims are benefiting from the tax cut.
Talking about the way the federal government really works, he said, “I mean, if, if, if, if, if all it took was being president, shoot, I would have solved everything.”
All told, Obama referred to himself 92 times during his 38-minute speech.
He said “I” 85 times, “Me” 4 times, “My,” “Obama” and “Barack” once each.
Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself an average of every 24.7 seconds.