"I don't think about, how I make them - I make what I consider the right decision", Trump told Wallace, clarifying a somewhat counterintuitive statement.
"I think North Korea's been very tough because you know we were very close". I don't know what happened to all those votes that disappeared at the very end. We're doing really well.
Trump said that when he took office, his predecessor Barack Obama told him that the North Korean issue is by far the biggest problem that the USA faces.
"So where do you rank yourself?"
During the Fox interview, Trump gave himself high marks for his performance in almost two years as president, said veterans' concerns had his highest priority and once again left open the possibility that Kelly would be leaving the White House soon. "Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"
"We get along well", Trump said. He added it's important for the president to have "a certain ability to fight back".
Trump touted the GOP's Senate victory in the midterms, calling it a "historic" win.
WALLACE: But the President gets (ph) to decide what's fair and what's not.
"I probably, you know, in retrospect, I should have, and I did last year, and I will virtually every year", Trump said.
The current economic boom is overshadowed at times by Trump's endless controversies.
Addressing the replacement of one of his administration's most recent departures, Trump said he wasn't aware that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had been critical of Special Counsel Robert Muller's investigation into his possible role in Russian interference in the 2016 election when he selected him to replace departing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president told the Washington Post's Bob Woodward last September that no other president in USA history has done as well as he has.
"I think I am doing a great job. I hope it solves the problem", he said.
Going into the 2018 midterms, Senate Republicans possessed one of the most favorable maps a party has had in the past 100 years. Trump said that "it's not a big deal" and that the White House is writing up rules and regulations for conduct at news conferences.
"I have three or four or five positions that I'm thinking about", Trump said. "It's an innocent form of exaggeration - and a very effective form of promotion".