President Barack Obama pauses for a moment of silence for the victims of the Colorado shootings, following his remarks in Fort Myers, Fla., July 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Barack Obama offered condolences today to the victims of the Aurora Theater shootings the best way he knows how – by talking about himself.
The president used “I”, “me” or “we” over 20 times and used it as an opportunity to talk about himself and his family.
Here’s part of his speech today:
My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight, and I’m sure you will do the same with your children. But for those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation.
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So, again, I am so grateful that all of you are here. I am so moved by your support.
And you’re surprised?