You'll Never Guess What Grade Donald Trump Gave His Presidency

President Donald Trump, a man not known for humility and self-reflection, put a grade on his own presidential performance. And it's exactly the grade you would expect: A+.

Trump was asked to grade his presidency in an interview with Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt that aired Thursday morning.

"I don't think any president has ever done what I've done in this two short—we haven't even been two years," Trump said, citing his tax cuts and two new Supreme Court justices, though one of those, Brett Kavanaugh, is yet to be confirmed by Congress. He also talked up his meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

That grade may seem a tad generous to the American public. According to FiveThirtyEight's poll tracker, Trump has an approval rating of 42.1 percent compared to 52.9 percent who disapprove of his presidency.

During the wide-ranging interview, Trump said flipping should be "outlawed" after his former fixer and attorney Michael Cohen turned on him to make a plea deal in which the president was implicated in two campaign finance violations.

Cohen pleaded guilty to a number of fraud charges relating to his taxi businesses and also to two campaign finance violations in which he implicated Trump without explicitly naming him.

He stated that the then Republican candidate directed him to pay off two women—the adult actress Stormy Daniels, whose real real name is Stephanie Clifford, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal—who accused Trump of extramarital affairs, buying their silence to influence the election.

Trump denies the affairs and any advance knowledge of the payments, which he maintains were unrelated to the campaign.

"This whole thing about 'flipping' they call it," Trump said. "I know all about flipping. For 30, 40 years I've been watching flippers. Everything's wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go. It almost ought to be outlawed."

Trump added: "They just make up lies. I've seen it many times. They make up things and now they go from 10 years to they're a national hero, they have a statue erected in their honor, it's not a fair thing but that's why he did it."

During the interview, Trump also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from oversight of the investigation into suspicions of collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government. Trump calls the investigation a "witch hunt."

"The Dems are very strong in the Justice Department," Trump said. "I put in an attorney general who never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions. Never took control of the Justice Department. And it's sort of an incredible thing."

The president was asked if he would fire Sessions or his deputy Rod Rosenstein, who now has oversight of the Russia investigation, which is led by special counsel Robert Mueller and is racking up indictments, guilty pleas and convictions as it wears on.

"I wanted to stay uninvolved, but when everybody sees what's going on in the Justice Department—I always put justice now with quotes—it's a very, very sad day," Trump said.

"[Sessions] took the job and then he said I'm going to recuse myself. I said, 'what kind of a man is this?'"

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before hosting an Iftar dinner in the State Dining Room at the White House June 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump graded his own presidency with an A during an interview with Fox & Friends. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images