If you spent any time in conservative circles the last decade you likely heard the complaint that President Obama was too egotistical. Personally, I think the fact he wrote two autobiographies before he was even elected to the Senate should be proof enough for anyone. But he also demonstrated his self-centeredness on a regular basis. After a significant speech, you could count on finding articles and discussions on Twitter and conservative websites about the number of times Obama used the words “I” or “me” in a speech supposedly about someone or something else.
A speech about the economy became a speech about him. When delivering the news that Seal Team Six had killed Osama bin Laden, he referenced himself more than the Seals and intelligence agents who made the raid possible.
And yet, in the race to be the most egotistical, self-centered president in American history, Trump just left Obama in the dust.