A republican President would be in trouble for such a statement.
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President Barack Obama declared himself to be one of Boeing’s top salesman, and asked the company’s CEO to award him a gold medal.

“I expect a gold watch from Boeing at the end of my presidency because I know I’m on the list of top salesmen at Boeing,” he told numerous business leaders at a meeting of his CEO-heavy Export Council.

Obama’s tone was joking, but he’s made the claim before.

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