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'A+' for effort: Trump grades his first month in office

In an interview, Trump also blamed former President Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump during a news conference in the East Room at the White HousGetty Images

Despite hisrecord-low approval ratings, President Donald Trump gave himself high marks for his first month in the White House.

In an interview with "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, the 45th president gave himself an "A-plus" for effort, though admitted lower marks for his "messaging."

"In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C-plus," Trump said. "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Becasue I think I have done great things, but I don't think I have — I and my people — I don't think we've explained it well to the American public."

The latest poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows Trump's approval rating at 44 percent, reportedly the lowest for a newly inaugurated president. Additionally, 32percent said they don't believe Trump is suited for the job, based on his first month in office.

In the interview, Trump also blamed former President Barack Obama for organizing the opposition against him, as well as the many White House leaks.

"I think he is behind it," Trump said. "I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is."

 

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