- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump says he’d give himself an “A+” for effort, an “A” for achievement, but a “C” or “C+” for messaging so far during his time in office.

Mr. Trump said he gives himself an “A+” for effort but that results are more important.

“In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C+,” he said in an interview that aired Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

“My messaging isn’t good,” Mr. Trump said. “When I see a story about ‘Donald Trump didn’t fill hundreds of jobs’ — that’s [because] in many cases, we don’t want to fill those jobs.”

“We have so many people in government — even me, I look at some of the jobs and it’s people over people over people,” he said. “I say, what do all these people do? You don’t need all those jobs.”

“Many of those jobs I don’t want to fill,” the president said. “I say, isn’t that a good thing? That’s not a bad thing — that’s a good thing. We’re running a very good, efficient government.”

“Now, in terms of achievement, I think I’d give myself an A,” Mr. Trump said. “I think I’ve done great things, but I don’t think I’ve — I and my people — I don’t think we’ve explained it well enough to the American public.”

“I think I get an A in terms of what I’ve actually done, but in terms of messaging I’d give myself a C or a C+,” he said.

“Maybe I change it during the speech,” Mr. Trump said of his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.



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