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Donald Trump says he deserves an A-plus 'for effort'

Politicians are often accused of marking their own homework, and Donald Trump has given himself top grades for the achievements of his month-old administration.

The President said he would award himself an A-grade for “achievement” after his first weeks in office, and an A-plus for effort.

But his ability to communicate those efforts merited only a C-plus at best, he said.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Mr Trump said: “In terms of effort, which means something, but I give myself an A-plus. Results are more important.

“In terms of messaging I would give myself a C or a C-plus. My messaging isn’t good. When I see a story about ‘Donald Trump didn’t fill hundreds and hundreds of jobs, that’s because in many cases we don’t want to fill those jobs. We have so many people in government.

“Now, in terms of achievement I think I’d give myself an A, because 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.”

Mr Trump lost no time in implementing his agenda, even taking time out on Inauguration Day to sign his first executive order, which began the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

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