During last night’s “”White House Christmas Special” hosted by Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama was asked by the host “What grade would you give yourself for this year.” The president didn’t hesitate in giving himself an above average grade of B+, the listed all of the accomplishments that lead him to that conclusion. Video and transcript after the jump.
Oprah: “What grade would you give yourself, for this year?”
Obama: “Um, good solid B+”
Oprah: “A B+?”
Obama: “I think we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We stabilized the economy, prevented the possibilities of a Great Depression, or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again. We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan. We have reset our image around the world. We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons. And, I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since social security, and that’s health insurance for every America.”
Oprah: So B+, what could you have done better?
Obama: “Well B-plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed we tip into A minus.”
Oprah asked, “why only B-plus?”
“B-plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed.” The president smiled, “if I get health care passed we tip into A minus.”
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