The president couldn't help but compare himself to his predecessor Barack Obama, who was somewhat of a surprise winner in 2009 during his first year as president. "They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency, and he had no idea why he got it," Trump said. "You know what? That was the only thing I agreed with him on." Trump has long coveted the award, which has previously been bestowed upon presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.