Trump Grades His Presidency

President Donald Trump had great things to say about his time in office when asked in a Thursday "Fox and Friends" interview to grade his presidency.

"When we came down after your first month in office, and we did the big famous-now interview in the East Room, Ainsley asked you a question to grade your first month in office," Fox anchor Steve Doocy said. "Now fast forward: you have been in office over a year. Last year you said in the first month ‘I give myself an A for effort and a C for messaging' because you were having trouble, the White House was, explaining what you were doing. How would you grade yourself now?"

Trump said he previously had a cloud, caused by "phony charges," over his head but he was able to "escape" it.

"Look, I'm fighting a battle against a horrible group of deep-seeded people, drain the swamp, that are coming up with all sorts of phony charges against me and they're not bringing up real charges against the other side," Trump said.  "So we have a phony deal going on, and it's a cloud over my head. And I've been able to escape that cloud because the message now, everyone knows, it's a fix, okay? It's a witch-hunt. And they know that. I've been able to message it."

Trump said he would give his presidency so far an "A-plus," despite the Russia investigation.

"I would give myself an A-plus. Nobody has done what I have been able to do, and I did it despite the fact that I have a phony cloud over my head that doesn't exist," Trump said.

Trump added that Democrats are using the Russian investigation as an excuse for losing the 2016 election.

"It was what the Democrats used to try and make an excuse for their loss of an election, for their loss of the electoral college that they should never lose because the electoral college is set up perfectly for the Democrats. And this was an absolute, total beating in the electoral college. They should never lose the electoral college, and they did. And they got swamped," Trump said.