President Obama says his signature was "pretty lame" before he started putting it on legislation on a regular basis.
The commander-in-chief was heard making the remark about his John Hancock as he signed a water resources bill on Tuesday at the White House.
Beyond critiquing his own autograph, the president has quipped about a Cabinet member's infamous signature. Last year, Obama said of then-Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew's loopy writing: "I had never noticed Jack's signature, and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, I considered rescinding my offer to appoint him."
Obama added, "Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency."
A handwriting expert tasked in 2012 with analyzing Obama's signature told the Dallas Morning News that the extra round shapes in the president's initials indicated that he "dreams big and is open to possibilities."