President Trump tweeted his thanks after a Fox News report on Sunday gave him an “A” for his first year in office.
On the “Fox Report”, Brad Blakeman, a former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, and Doug Schoen, a former advisor to President Bill Clinton, were asked to give their comments on how they would grade President Trump’s performance.
“He’s got an ‘A,’ a strong ‘A,’ and here’s why: We’ve got a guy who is new to politics, who took the toughest job in the world, being president. He hit the ground running. We have a new Supreme Court justice, we have growth in our economy of over 3 percent, we have full employment at 4 percent, we have a new embassy being established in Jerusalem, which is something that is long overdue,” Blakeman said.
He continued, “We have pipelines being built, we have Americans being put back to work – over 2 million Americans are now added to the roles. We have so much possibility yet ahead of us. 73 judges confirmed – a record in the federal court system. The president has a lot to be proud of.”
Schoen gave Trump a “B”, admitting, “I’m a Democrat, but I try to be nonpartisan about this. The undeniable fact is that the economy has been very good. It’s also the case that the president has certainly asserted American power around the world.”
Schoen did chide Trump on his tweets, saying, “The president unfortunately has been a little bit more divisive and polarizing in both his rhetoric and his tweets than I think is in America’s interests.”
President Trump tweeted his thanks to both:
“Thank you to Brad Blakeman on @FoxNews for grading year one of my presidency with an “A”-and likewise to Doug Schoen for the very good grade and statements. Working hard!”
Thank you to Brad Blakeman on @FoxNews for grading year one of my presidency with an “A”-and likewise to Doug Schoen for the very good grade and statements. Working hard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 22, 2018