At Chicago Address, Obama Says Presidency Was 'All About the People'--His Twitter Feed Says Otherwise
In the hours leading up to President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday evening, the White House promoted the speech with a number of quotations from the president himself.
Although they weren't identical, they were all variations on the same theme: “The last eight years haven't been about President Barack Obama, they have been about the American people.”
“For me, it's always been about you,” he said.
But a brief history of Obama's presidency — in pictures posted to his own social media accounts — appears to tell a different story. As momentous occasions passed, America noticed a common theme: nearly every one was acknowledged with a picture of the president.
Just recently, President Obama gave a nod to himself giving a nod to the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor:
Likewise, the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's “I have a dream” speech was marked with an introspective photo of President Obama:
And the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service:
At least he included the people in that one:
But then there was the Fourth of July:
The 57th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat:
And then there were the deaths...
Even his tribute to the Americans who died on 9/11 was a photo that featured himself, front and center:
All about the American people? Well, maybe sometimes. But only if President Obama was centered in the frame.