"In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus," Trump said in an interview on Fox News Channel early in his term. "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 â€” I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public."
Trump has long believed that he is his most effective spokesperson and has groused about supporters and aides not defending him vigorously enough. At the same time, he often undermines his staffers, contradicting their public statements and derailing their efforts to stay on topic with inflammatory tweets.
If Trump is the best at communicating his message, then he has really got problems.