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President Obama Grades Himself On Fixing Economy: ‘Incomplete’

Asked to grade his own performance of how he’s handled the economy, President Barack Obama gave himself an “incomplete.” Citing a response he’s given before, Obama noted he’s not yet done working.

“You know I would say incomplete,” the president said in an interview with KKTV, a station based in Boulder, Colo. “But what I would say is the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term.”

We’re “obviously” still going through “one of the toughest times that we’ve had in my lifetime,” he noted.

ABC News recalled that Obama’s assigned himself an “incomplete” twice in the past as well — once on The View in May, and once in an October 2011 interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper.

Nonetheless, the president’s words are sure to be used against him in Republican attacks. And, indeed, they already have. Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan responded to Obama’s statement on CBS This Morning.

“Four years into a presidency and it’s incomplete? The president is asking people just to be patient with him,” Ryan said. He later added, “I think the ‘incomplete’ speaks for itself and that is why I think we are going to win this [election].”

(H/T ABC News)

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