I’m always astounded by narcissists like Obama who believe there is no limit to their ability to charm and persuade - aka manipulate. It’s typical for these people to have incredible delusions about themselves, believing anyone and everyone will swoon in their presence.
Those who don’t swoon are mentally dismissed by Obama and other narcissists as people so flawed in their perceptions that they are not to be taken seriously at all.
Obama has been in a unique position his whole life to be spoon fed tripe about how great he is. Unfortunately, the man IS a narcissist and what would be support and encouragement for a normal personality has fed this narcissist into the fraud we see today sitting in the White House.
He really believed he could charm Republicans into going along with him. He really believed, as President, the entire country would finally see his greatness and fall to our knees and adore him. He really believes terrorists and rogue leaders will be persuaded by his “beautiful mind and soul” to give up their evil ways.
Maybe Obama really thinks that he is the Messiah, He is the Chosen One, He is the Saviour. Who knows what he thinks?