Trump Grades His Presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is That Enough? Can I Go Higher Than That?’
Donald Trump gave himself a grade of “A-plus” on his presidency, but questioned whether he could get an even higher rating.
“Look, I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A-plus,” he told Fox News’s Chris 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 has repeatedly given himself high marks on his presidency. In April, he also gave himself an A-plus overall, and last year, rated himself a “10” on his handling of the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico.
Trump’s interview with Wallace aired Sunday, the day after Trump visited California amid several major wildfires and after a deadly shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.
He faced criticism this month over his initial response to the wildfires, which included blaming local officials for the wildfires due to poor “forest management” and threatening to withhold federal funding for the state.
Twitter didn’t agree with Trump’s self-assessed grade:
Of course he would. I hope what passes for Trump's brain is donated to science after he dies. We need to understand this level of delusion and prevent it in the future.
— The Whole Truth (@andberg1) November 18, 2018
He has the self-awareness of a turnip. He really thinks he's the greatest person who ever lived and is doing us a favor by being president.
— Joe Belfeuil (@JoeBelfeuil) November 18, 2018
He also said he weighed 239 so…
— Disposable Jared (@MarkRey92717108) November 19, 2018
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— Abdullah (@abdullahzone) November 18, 2018
You can buy grades in high school and college. America , on the other hand, is not for fucking sale SCUMP!!!! I refuse to rate someone who's not even qualified to be rated!
— Muellers's Clock (@squappie) November 18, 2018
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) November 18, 2018