President Trump rated himself and his presidency on Sunday during an interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace. He graded himself with an “A+,” but he questioned whether he could get an even higher rating than that.
“Look, I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A-plus,” he told Wallace. “Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?”
Wallace had asked Trump to “rank yourself in the pantheon of great presidents? There’s Lincoln and Washington, there’s FDR and Reagan, do you make the top 10?”
“I think I’m doing a great job. We have the best economy we’ve ever had,” Trump said, adding when Wallace asked again, “We’re doing really well. We would have been at war with North Korea if, let’s say, that administration continued forward.”
Trump rating himself on his Presidency and Economy “: I would give myself, I would – look, I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A+, is that enough? Can I go higher than that?” #POTUSonFNS
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This isn’t the first time that Trump has given himself very high marks for his administration. He gave himself an “A+” in April, and last year he rated himself a “10” because of the way he handled the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico.
Trump’s interview with Wallace aired Sunday, the day after Trump made a trip to California to survey the damage from the wildfires. He also visited the state after the tragic shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.
The president faced criticism this month over his initial response to the wildfires. He blamed local officials for the wildfires due to poor “forest management” and threatened to withhold federal funding for the state.
A poll done last week by Hill.TV found that Trump’s approval rating was at 47 percent following the midterm elections.
What grade would you give the president?