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Donald Trump. Worst President in U.S. History.

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" On several occasions, Trump has suggested that he expects to take his place on the list of former presidents aside Abraham Lincoln, presumably knocking George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all the others in the top rank down a tick. To put it politely, he needs to adjust his expectations. "

" Over the long haul, however, it’s the historians who write the history and therefore will decide how posterity remembers Trump. I suspect the tour guides at Buchanan’s National Historic Landmark homeplace, Wheatland, in Pennsylvania, are already celebrating. Their man, they must fondly hope, will never be last again.

Donald Trump is quite likely to assume the title as the worst president in American history. "


Here, here.
 

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Whenever Trump lauds Himself, it is for what is undeserved or simply a lie. Whenever Trump condemns others for their action, the characterization of the action is not true of others, but does apply to Him.
 

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Some good points here, as well

Donald Trump is undoubtedly America’s worst president, the only president to be impeached twice, the only person to lead a coup against the United States government, the president who presided over and was personally responsible for the greatest one year loss of life in American history, the only president since Herbert Hoover to actually leave office with fewer people employed than when he was sworn in, the only world leader to have been summarily banned from virtually all major social media sites because his words were so inflammatory, the most prolific liar if not conspiracy theorist in U.S. political history (which is saying something), a man who managed to be at once the most corrupt, the most odious, the most ignorant, the most ineffective and the most evil political leader in U.S. history.
 

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It's hard to imagine having a worse set of qualities in a human being, but still managing to win over an entire political movement.
 

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Just a couple of weeks ago I heard some caller on conservative radio claim that Donald Trump had moved up on his list to #1 over ...wait for it...George Washington

The cult will tell you Trump is the greatest president ever. These people are totally delusional.
 

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Economy in tatters, virus flaming out of control, vaccine distro has been a disaster.

But at least he led an insurrection against congress that led to 5 deaths.
 

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Just a couple of weeks ago I heard some caller on conservative radio claim that Donald Trump had moved up on his list to #1 over ...wait for it...George Washington

The cult will tell you Trump is the greatest president ever. These people are totally delusional.
That’s because he is the greatest cult leader ever.
 

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That’s because he is the greatest cult leader ever.
I mean....he has been a good Cult leader. He even got his Cult to storm Congress and commit an act of seditious domestic terrorism.
 

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That’s because he is the greatest cult leader ever.
Could Jesus Christ get his followers to not be safe during a pandemic/plague/etc? Probably.

But we know so much more now about transmission/etc. Info is shared instantly all over the world. You have to be dumb or a cult member to not protect yourself/your family/your community.
 

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I mean....he has been a good Cult leader. He even got his Cult to storm Congress and commit an act of seditious domestic terrorism.
that takes a David Koresh type.
 

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I mean....he has been a good Cult leader. He even got his Cult to storm Congress and commit an act of seditious domestic terrorism.
He also convinced them to not wear masks during a pandemic.
 

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Could Jesus Christ get his followers to not be safe during a pandemic/plague/etc? Probably.

But we know so much more now about transmission/etc. Info is shared instantly all over the world. You have to be dumb or a cult member to not protect yourself/your family/your community.
They think we turned the corner with this virus months ago.
 

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They think we turned the corner with this virus months ago.
They're just selfish.

I, at my age (Boomer), am in the group of Americans that are spoiled, me first and we trashed the planet. We are Animal House.
 

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President Trump isn't remotely the worst president in U.S. history.

Not remotely near the top either.
 

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President Trump isn't remotely the worst president in U.S. history.

Not remotely near the top either.
Of course he's the worst. He's just your political girlfriend and you don't want to entertain the thought.
 

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" On several occasions, Trump has suggested that he expects to take his place on the list of former presidents aside Abraham Lincoln, presumably knocking George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all the others in the top rank down a tick. To put it politely, he needs to adjust his expectations. "

" Over the long haul, however, it’s the historians who write the history and therefore will decide how posterity remembers Trump. I suspect the tour guides at Buchanan’s National Historic Landmark homeplace, Wheatland, in Pennsylvania, are already celebrating. Their man, they must fondly hope, will never be last again.

Donald Trump is quite likely to assume the title as the worst president in American history. "


Here, here.
Best and worst presidents are subjective to one owns personal political point of view and ideology. Most historians will tell you it takes 20 years after a president leaves office to actually rate or rank him. That give them time to gauge the long term effects of their policies on the nation. It also gives it time for the partisan effect to die down some. There's also chances historians will rank or rate a president differently than the general public. Time also changes a presidents rankings as more become known about them many years, decades after they left office.

Public perception, rankings can show some weird results especially when it come to political partisan ship. To the question who were the best and worst presidents since WWII, A Feb 2017 poll of the public placed Trump 5th best since WWII and the worst since WWII. That same poll placed Obama as 2nd best and 2nd worst right behind Trump. A march 2018 poll had Trump still the 5th best and the worst since WWII while Obama became 2nd best and remained 2nd worst.

Including for the first time President Donald Trump, a Morning Consult poll taken February 9–10, 2017, asked 1,791 registered voters in the United States, who they thought were the best and worst Presidents since World War II.



Best President since World War II:



Ronald Reagan (26%)

Barack Obama (20%)

John F. Kennedy (17%)

Bill Clinton (9%)

Donald Trump (6%)

George W. Bush (tie) (2%)

Harry Truman (tie) (2%)

Jimmy Carter (tie) (2%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (2%)

Richard Nixon (tie) (1%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (<1%)



Worst President since World War II:



Donald Trump (26%)

Barack Obama (25%)

Richard Nixon (13%)

George W. Bush (7%)

Bill Clinton (6%)

Jimmy Carter (5%)

George H. W. Bush (3%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (2%)

Ronald Reagan (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (tie) (1%)

Harry S. Truman (tie) (1%)

John F. Kennedy (<1%)

2018 Quinnipiac poll

A Quinnipiac University poll taken March 3–5, 2018, asked 1,122 voters in the United States who they thought were the best and worst Presidents since World War II.



Best President since World War II:



Ronald Reagan (28%)

Barack Obama (24%)

John F. Kennedy (tie) (10%)

Bill Clinton (tie) (10%)

Donald Trump (7%)

Dwight Eisenhower (4%)

Harry Truman (tie) (3%)

Jimmy Carter (tie) (3%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (2%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (1%)

Richard Nixon (tie) (1%)

George W. Bush (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (<1%)



Worst President since World War II:



Donald Trump (41%)

Barack Obama (21%)

Richard Nixon (10%)

Jimmy Carter (8%)

George W. Bush (6%)

Bill Clinton (4%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (tie) (2%)

Ronald Reagan (tie) (2%)

Gerald R. Ford (1%)

Harry S. Truman (tie) (<1%)

Dwight Eisenhower (tie) (<1%)

John F. Kennedy (tie) (<1%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (<1%)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_presidents_of_the_United_States

This shows in the general public rankings how one's partisanship, one's political affiliation can effect the rankings. Now how historians rank presidents can differ quite a bit from the general public's.

As for Trump, being ranked by historians, 20 years into the future, I agree. I think he'll be down near the bottom. But to be sure, we'll have to wait for a historian pol, ranking of the presidents 20 years hence.
 

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Best and worst presidents are subjective to one owns personal political point of view and ideology. Most historians will tell you it takes 20 years after a president leaves office to actually rate or rank him. That give them time to gauge the long term effects of their policies on the nation. It also gives it time for the partisan effect to die down some. There's also chances historians will rank or rate a president differently than the general public. Time also changes a presidents rankings as more become known about them many years, decades after they left office.

Public perception, rankings can show some weird results especially when it come to political partisan ship. To the question who were the best and worst presidents since WWII, A Feb 2017 poll of the public placed Trump 5th best since WWII and the worst since WWII. That same poll placed Obama as 2nd best and 2nd worst right behind Trump. A march 2018 poll had Trump still the 5th best and the worst since WWII while Obama became 2nd best and remained 2nd worst.

Including for the first time President Donald Trump, a Morning Consult poll taken February 9–10, 2017, asked 1,791 registered voters in the United States, who they thought were the best and worst Presidents since World War II.



Best President since World War II:



Ronald Reagan (26%)

Barack Obama (20%)

John F. Kennedy (17%)

Bill Clinton (9%)

Donald Trump (6%)

George W. Bush (tie) (2%)

Harry Truman (tie) (2%)

Jimmy Carter (tie) (2%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (2%)

Richard Nixon (tie) (1%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (<1%)



Worst President since World War II:



Donald Trump (26%)

Barack Obama (25%)

Richard Nixon (13%)

George W. Bush (7%)

Bill Clinton (6%)

Jimmy Carter (5%)

George H. W. Bush (3%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (2%)

Ronald Reagan (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (tie) (1%)

Harry S. Truman (tie) (1%)

John F. Kennedy (<1%)

2018 Quinnipiac poll

A Quinnipiac University poll taken March 3–5, 2018, asked 1,122 voters in the United States who they thought were the best and worst Presidents since World War II.



Best President since World War II:



Ronald Reagan (28%)

Barack Obama (24%)

John F. Kennedy (tie) (10%)

Bill Clinton (tie) (10%)

Donald Trump (7%)

Dwight Eisenhower (4%)

Harry Truman (tie) (3%)

Jimmy Carter (tie) (3%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (2%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (1%)

Richard Nixon (tie) (1%)

George W. Bush (tie) (1%)

Gerald R. Ford (<1%)



Worst President since World War II:



Donald Trump (41%)

Barack Obama (21%)

Richard Nixon (10%)

Jimmy Carter (8%)

George W. Bush (6%)

Bill Clinton (4%)

Lyndon B. Johnson (tie) (2%)

Ronald Reagan (tie) (2%)

Gerald R. Ford (1%)

Harry S. Truman (tie) (<1%)

Dwight Eisenhower (tie) (<1%)

John F. Kennedy (tie) (<1%)

George H. W. Bush (tie) (<1%)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_presidents_of_the_United_States

This shows in the general public rankings how one's partisanship, one's political affiliation can effect the rankings. Now how historians rank presidents can differ quite a bit from the general public's.

As for Trump, being ranked by historians, 20 years into the future, I agree. I think he'll be down near the bottom. But to be sure, we'll have to wait for a historian pol, ranking of the presidents 20 years hence.
Twice impeached. Incited insurrection.


That will be the book on Trump.
 
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