Barack Obama suggested in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes that he is the fourth best president in the history of the U.S. in terms of his accomplishments.
Obama was interview for the CBS news program last week, but the portion in which he claims to be the fourth best president in terms of accomplishments was left out of the original airing. The statement was made available as part of the full interview tape available on 60 Minutes Overtime, however.
In a transcript of the interview posted on the 60 Minutes web site Obama said his accomplishments measure against those of former U.S. presidents including Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history, Obama said in the interview.
See the entire interview from 60 Minutes with Obama below. His statement about being the fourth best president occurs in the 56:10 to 56:53 mark.