President Trump will address a joint session of Congress tonight, and he’s hoping to get a few things squared away. He really wants to work on getting his message across clearly.
Ahead of the address, Trump graded himself on his accomplishments and messaging, and believe it or not, it was a fairly candid assessment. He actually gave himself a “C” or “C+” on messaging.
“In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox and Friends.”
I’m glad to hear that he recognizes that. Self-awareness is a beautiful thing. Just take the rollout of the first immigration order. The messaging totally sucked there.
However, in terms of achievement, Trump gives himself a solid A.
“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 have — I and my people, I don’t think we’ve explained it well enough to the American public,” he said.
I think he may have a point there. His administration has accomplished a lot. He withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He’s advanced the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. He’s implemented a federal hiring freeze. He’s repealed a ton of federal regulations. The list goes on.
Securing the border, repealing and replacing Obamacare and cutting taxes is in the works. Hopefully, he’ll go over the plan for those issues in greater detail tonight.
He said he plans to “speak from the heart.”
“We’re coming out with a health care plan that I think will be terrific,” Trump said. “It will be very inclusive and I think it’s going to do, really, what people are wanting it to do.”
“But I’ll be talking about that. I’ll be talking about the military. I’ll be talking about the border,” Trump added.
I’m looking forward to it.