Trump on his presidency: 'I would give myself an A-plus'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE is giving his work in the White House high marks. 

Asked during an interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday what grade he would his presidency, Trump launched into a tirade against the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia before eventually replying: "I would give myself an A-plus."

"Nobody has done what I’ve been able to do," he said. "And I did it despite the fact that I have a phony cloud over my head that doesn’t exist."

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Trump has repeatedly decried the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" orchestrated by Democrats to upend his presidency. 

"It was what the Democrats use to try to make an excuse for the loss of the election, for their loss of the Electoral College," Trump said on Thursday. "This was an absolute, total beating in the Electoral College."

Trump has suffered from routinely low approval ratings since taking office, though his marks have gone up slightly in recent months. As of Thursday, RealClearPolitics, a website that aggregates polling data, pegged his approval rating at 41.7 percent.