As he concluded his exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," President Donald Trump offered grades for his performance thus far as commander-in-chief.

He gave himself an A+ for effort, an A for achievement and a C or C+ in terms of messaging, which he said hasn't been good to this point.


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"I think I've done great things, but I don't think I and my people have explained it well enough to the American public," Trump said, adding that "my messaging isn't good."

He used as an example stories about his administration not filling government jobs, explaining that he actually doesn't want to fill many of those positions because he sees them as unnecessary.

"In many cases we don't want to fill those jobs," said Trump, lamenting that the message isn't getting out to the public.

He was then asked how he'd try to change the issues with delivering his message. 

"Maybe I change it during [tonight's] speech," he answered. 

Watch the above video for more on Trump's grades, and be sure to tune in to Fox New Channel tonight at 9pm ET for the big speech.


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