Via BizPac Review.
In a yet-to-be-released biography, “Rising Star,” historian David J. Garrow revealed that former President Barack Obama once dreamt of becoming a wildly successful businessman — and even held up President Donald Trump, his successor in office as an example of that image.
The Washington Post reported:
Obama had considered Donald Trump long before either man won the presidency, and brushed off his existence as a misguided national fantasy….
But that may have been based on his own inflated sense of self-worth. Law school classmates even used Obama as a guide for pomposity in others, calling it the “Obamanometer.”
At Harvard, the Obama the world has come to know took clearer form. In his late 20s now and slightly older than most classmates, he had a compulsion to orate in class and summarize other people’s arguments for them. “In law school the only thing I would have voted for Obama to do would have been to shut up,” one student told Garrow. Classmates created a Obamanometer, ranking “how pretentious someone’s remarks are in class.”….