Is Donald Trump the worst president the United States has ever had

Is Donald Trump the worst president the United States has ever had?

Trump’s pretty bad, and he’s trying his damn best to get worse.
The quid pro quo corruption of trading government access and policy for self-enrichment (especially among Trump family members), the potential collusion with a hostile foreign power, his highly likely obstruction of justice, and his even more likely Russian money laundering schemes before becoming President, all point to the worst of the worst.
But I still can’t judge Trump as THE WORST because we’re not done with his presidency yet.
So I hope he never reaches the bottom of the barrel worst—James Buchanan and James Madison.
James Buchanan
Though one of the most accomplished and experienced people to ever attain the U.
S.
Presidency, James Buchanan was incredibly incompetent at the one thing that really mattered to Americans during his presidency—stopping the U.
S.
from plunging into an armed Civil War.
He served for one term as the 15th U.
S.
President between 1857 and 1861.
Buchanan was utterly feckless at reversing or even somewhat ameliorating the extreme political polarization that was tearing the country into two very antagonistic camps—the pro-slavery South and the anti-slavery North.
Today we Americans say that we have some pretty bad political polarization dividing us.
But what we have now—pro-Trump rural and anti-Trump urban—is not nearly as bad as the political polarization that characterized the five years which preceded the Civil War.
Southern and Northern congressmen couldn’t even work together sometimes, as lawmakers would actually trade punches, hit each other with canes and physically assault each other in the Capitol.
That’s how heated the political divisions became between Americans.
Buchanan did not help in the least in trying to bridge the ever growing chasm between the two sides.
He supported the Dred Scott case, the worst decision ever passed by the Supreme Court, that deeply agitated and angered Northerners and made Southerners dig in their heels even more with regards to protecting slavery.
He stood feebly by as Kansas exploded into pre-Civil War violence and never made clear to the decision-makers in the South (including Southern congressmen) that there would be severe, terrible consequences if states seceded from the Union.
In every way he could’ve fucked up as President, Buchanan did it.
And right after he left the White House, the country quickly spiraled into a very bloody and nasty Civil War.
James Madison
James Madison was a founding father, a great thinker and author, having penned the “Federalist Papers” and some of the Constitution.
He served as the fourth U.
S.
President from 1809 to 1817.
What makes James Madison the other “bottom of the barrel” worst president is that he fucked up royally when it really mattered—during the War of 1812.
He allowed the foreign situation to grow so out of control that he declared war against Great Britain, the richest and most powerful country on Earth, when the U.
S.
was struggling as a small and scrappy nation.
Predictably the war ended in disaster for the U.
S.
—U.
S.
ports were embargoed by the powerful Royal Navy, crippling American trade, and Washington D.
C.
was invaded by British troops and burned to the ground.
The President of the United States had to suffer the indignity of having the White House torched by a hostile foreign army, the First Lady having to very quickly hide famous portraits of Washington and Jefferson in her dress as she fled in a panic from the capital of the United States.
That humiliation alone is enough to make James Madison the second worst president of all time.
Conclusion
Taking this all into account, Trump will only supersede James Buchanan or James Madison if Washington D.
C.
(and other major American cities) goes up in smoke through nuclear warfare or if a civil war explodes during his presidency or immediately afterwards.
Trump still has a little less than 3 years to make this happen!

I would argue he’s not.
I would like to introduce you to this gentleman.
This is James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
Buchanan has been ranked among the three worst presidents in every poll and survey conducted since 1948.
I can hear you think: Why?
During his inauguration, he called the issue of slavery in the United States ‘’happily, a matter of but little practical importance’’.
Buchanan believed that states and territories should decide themselves if they would allow slavery or not.
Quickly after he became president, he appointed Robert Walker as territorial governor of Kansas, with the hopes of reconciling the factions and reaching a constitution.
Walker, having spent a few months as governor, said he didn’t believe slavery was suitable for the region.
Despite the protests of Walker and two other, former governors of Kansas, Buchanan decided to accept the Lecomption Constitution.
He also transmitted a message that attecked the revolutionary government in Topeka, leading to conflicts with the Mormons in Utah.
Buchanen went on to get any possible support for votes for his Motion, even offering money for votes.
Nevertheless, the Bill was defeated in the House.
Not accepting deafeat, Buchanen backed the English Bill, which according to a referendum in Kansas, the people in Kansas didn’t favour.
This useless battle of Kansas lasted the rest of Buchanan’s presidency.
In 1860, the House created a special committe to investigate the possibility of grounds for impeaching Buchanan,, none were found.
However, it was discovered that Buchanan had bribed people in Congress.
Buchanan claimed to have ‘passed triumphantly through this ordeal’.
Buchanan did nothing to stop states from seceding.
When Buchanan considered surrendering Ford Sumter, his newly appointed membrs of the cabinet threatened to resign, making Buchanan change his opinion last minute.
He finally decided to reinforce Fort Sumter, however failing to ask Major RObert Anderson to provide covering fire for the ship, forcing it to return North.
Buchanan didn’t reply to this act of war.
It is believed by many that Buchanan, not replying to any acts of war, gave way to the start of the American Civil War.
On the day his presidency ended, he said to the new president (Abraham Lincoln):
“If you are as happy entering the presidency as I am leaving it, then you are a very happy man.
"

Donald Chump is a LIAR and RARELY tells the truth.
He is a racist and he is not very smart either.
He uses emotional arguments to get his point across and insults anyone who disagrees.
This is the sign of someone who cannot actually justify his thinking.
EG, he wants to end the visa lottery and have an immigration policy based on merit.
The current policy is ALREADY based on merit.
Of course you could possibly make a reasonable argument for tightening up the requirements to get immigrants with even higher merit and the Democrats would probably support such a move in order to sort out the DACA mess that Donald Chump created.
However Trump won’t agree to that change as he REALLY wants to restrict immigration based on countries and not merit.
In other words he wants only WHITE immigrants from places like Europe etc.
His idea of merit is based on how white your skin is.
He wants to build a border wall which will cost billions of dollars when the government debt is already over the top.
The problem with a wall is that you can tunnel underneath it, you can climb over it using a VERY long ladder and a rope to lower yourself on the other side, you can FLY over it in an aircraft and you can go around it in a boat.
Of course putting up a wall will make it harder for immigrants to cross from Mexico to the USA.
The whole fallacy in this argument is that the vast majority of illegal immigrants enter the country LEGALLY and then overstay their visa and NO WALL can put even a small dent in those numbers so it is a total waste of time.
He wants to ban Muslims.
The Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions all have the same basic beliefs.
The militant parts of those beliefs come from the equivalent of the Christian Old testament which is substantially common to all three religions.
However all three religions hold the same basic respect for human life and human rights with minor differences.
yes there are extreme muslims just as there are extreme christians such as the KKK.
Muslims and immigrants are NOT major sources of criminality in the USA.
The majority of murders are committed by white (supposedly) Christian males.
The majority of these murders are committed with firearms.
The USA has more murders and a higher level of incarceration that almost any other country – much higher than Canada, Australia, The UK, France, Germany (or Norway).
It is your idiotic gun laws that are the main problem – not immigrants.
Donald Chump cannot have a reasonable debate with anyone who disagrees without calling them names and belittling them He can’t win his argument with logic and sanity so he tries to bully his ideas through.
Donald Chump is sexual predator who supports other sexual predators.
Yes he is right that untrue allegations can ruin a persons life and they may never recover.
However, when multiple people come out and say the same thing about the same person why would you not consider their stories to be more credible than the denials by the perpetrator? Why would the two ex-wives and also a former girlfriend ALL say that he is an abuser if its not true.
So far NO women have come forward and said that they have been in a relationship with him for years and have not been abused.
So it’s 3 against and none for so the likely hood is that he is guilty.
Similar story for Donald Chump who has even ADMITTED that he is a predator and thinks he can just grab women by the pussy because he’s famous.
He ADMITTED to that although now he says that he doesn’t think that it’s his voice.
Why would he previously admit to it and now say he doesn’t THINK it’s his voice.
This is another bald faced LIE.
NO other president has lied as much, as blatantly and as often as Donald Chump and even if his policies WERE good for the USA his lying and bullying isn’t.

It depends on the parameters used to define that.
… the list goes on and on, but you get the point.
So far, just over 4 months into his presidency, Trump has little accomplishments to show for, and an endless list of troubles that seems to grow by the day.
Even though, it is correct to say that it’s a bit too early to judge his work, most people would agree that (including Boehner, former Speaker of the House), Trump’s presidency is a shit-show and, so far, a huge failure.

Actually , he is one of the greatest.
By that I mean he will ultimately have a more positive impact on the American people than many of his predecessors.
Naturally out of 45 Presidents we have had some pretty good ones.
George Washington won our independence, John Adams drove the Congress to declare it, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and orchestrated the Louisiana purchase, James Madison was one of the chief authors of the Constitution and Abraham Lincoln got the country through the civil war.
Calvin Coolidge gave us the roaring twenties, Teddy Roosevelt gave us the National Parks and Reagan won the Cold war.
Trump has likewise brought the country back from the brink caused by both the actions and inactions of prior Presidents.
For decades border security was given a half hearted look by prior administrations that did not consider it an important issue whereas Trump has made it a front and center issue for the American people.
He is finally addressing a topic that has been politically “unsavory” by other presidents.
He is addressing huge trade imbalances AND theft of intellectual property from US companies…again something that was ignored by past presidents.
The over abundance of regulations heaped on by past presidents, especially Obama is another area he has addressed removing many to allow our businesses to be more competitive AND combined with lower corporate tax rates, to encourage foreign investment into our economy.
Another area he has fixed is the rapid erosion of the military caused by the last president.
By returning our investment in our military we can continue to prepare for the threats of the future, something the Obama was terribly shortsighted about.
Trump is also a champion of civil rights as he is pushing for free speech on college campuses, religious freedom everywhere and 2nd amendment rights for those of us that like to shoot.
And unlike Obama that was overturned by the Supreme court 55% of the time…more than any other modern president, despite criticism by the left to suggest otherwise, Trump is much more closely following the Constitution.
And all of this from a non-politician! But then, that is what makes him great!

Not only is he not the worst president in US history, he’s not even the worst president in my relatively short lifetime.
I was born in 1995.
Since then you’ve had:
Other examples of presidents who were worse than Trump:
Now, granted, Trump hasn’t been president for very long; nobody knows what he might do in the next few years, if he lasts that long.
But he’s going to have a very hard time exceeding the achievements of these guys.

Trump has demonstrated a pretty impressive record of improvements so far:
10.
He enforced President Barack Obama’s red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
When the regime of Bashar Assad used a toxic nerve agent on innocent men, women and children, Trump didn’t wring his hands.
He acted quickly and decisively, restoring America’s credibility on the world stage that Obama had squandered.
9.
He has taken a surprisingly tough line with Russia.
Trump approved a $47 million arms package for Ukraine, sent troops to Poland’s border with Russia and imposed new sanctions on Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
8.
He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Four American presidents promised to do it, but only one actually did.
This is why the American people elected Trump.
He does what he promises to do, for better or for worse – in this case, definitely for the better.
Even Jeb Bush tweeted his approval.
7.
He withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.
After George W.
Bush pulled out of the disastrous Kyoto treaty, U.
S.
emissions went down faster than much of Europe.
The same will be true for Trump’s departure from the Paris accord.
Combined with his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to exploration, Trump is helping usher in a new age of American energy development.
6.
He got NATO allies to kick in $12 billion more toward our collective security.
Decades of pleading by the Bush and Obama administrations failed to get NATO allies to meet their financial commitments to the alliance, but Trump’s tough talk and reticence to affirm America’s Article V commitment did the trick.
NATO is stronger as a result.
5.
He has virtually eliminated the Islamic State’s physical caliphate.
Trump removed the constraints Obama placed on our military and let it drive the terrorists from their strongholds.
4.
He admitted he was wrong on Afghanistan and reversed Obama’s disastrous withdrawal.
In a rare admission, Trump declared: “My original instinct was to pull out .
.
.
But all my life, I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.
.
.
.
A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists.

3.
He enacted historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth.
Trump signed the first comprehensive tax reform in three decades and removed the wet blanket of Obama-era regulations smothering our economy.
We are now heading into our third consecutive quarter of above 3 percent growth.
2.
He is installing conservative judges who will preside for decades.
With his appointment of Neil M.
Gorsuch, Trump secured a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and he is moving at record pace to fill the federal appeals courts with young conservative judges.
1.
He, not Hillary Clinton, was inaugurated as president.
Trump delivered the coup de grace that ended the corrupt, dishonest Clinton political machine.

I live in Australia, and not in my lifetime of 63 years so far, have we ever had a leader as corrupt as some of the worst presidents in the history of the US.
I feel confident, that the moment a leader of our country has even a sniff of corruption about him, he would be ousted immediately, politically, let alone via the legal system.
Although he leads the party which won the last election, his leadership security is really up to the party he leads.
It was the party that won the election, not the Prime Minister! Just this week, there was an attempt to replace our current Prime Minister, over a political disagreement within his own party.
If he was corrupt like Trump, he would have been ousted by his own party immediately.
Fortunately for our PM, he successfully fought off the attack on his leadership.
What the US is going through at the moment is just horrendous! The worst part, is how difficult it is for the US people to remove him, even with the overwhelming number of times he has breached usual standards and protocols, and all the nefarious acts he has committed, and the questionable people he hires.
His manner, and the words he uses in his tweets to bully, degrade, incite, divide and intimidate, are completely unpresidential.
His thousands of lies! He behaves like a bad person who is not fit to be President.
Before he was President, his character was not as well known by the public.
Now, his character and conduct are under microscopic scrutiny!!!
I believe, based on current information – which is probably only going to get worse – that there will be NO redemption – and that Trump will, eventually, be known as the worst president in US history.
He may even be sent to prison!

I hope not, for all of our sake’s, but it isn’t looking too good.
As you're probably aware (and which may have been a selling point), Trump has zero days of government experience.
Yet, he will be expected to hit the ground running in the most politically challenging job in the world on day 1.
So far he has appointed high level positions to people that even Republicans would have found too far to the right pre-Trump (such as Steve Bannon, manager of an openly antisemitic/racist “news” website).
Since the election, the Trump transition team has announced they will put a climate skeptic as the head of the EPA.
They want to get out of the Paris Climate Agreement and undo President Obama’s climate change policies— moves which have led European nations to threaten placing a carbon tax on U.
S.
exports.
Hundreds of U.
S.
companies have signed a letter to Trump imploring him to not completely do away with Obama’s climate policies.
Trump’s anti-climate stance will undoubtedly lock the Earth into more unacceptable warming, damning future generations to unnecessary suffering because of his shortsightedness.
On this issue alone future generations will loathe him.

It depends on the parameters used to define that.
… the list goes on and on, but you get the point.
So far, just over 4 months into his presidency, Trump has little accomplishments to show for, and an endless list of troubles that seems to grow by the day.
Even though, it is correct to say that it’s a bit too early to judge his work, most people would agree that (including Boehner, former Speaker of the House), Trump’s presidency is a shit-show and, so far, a huge failure.

Actually , he is one of the greatest.
By that I mean he will ultimately have a more positive impact on the American people than many of his predecessors.
Naturally out of 45 Presidents we have had some pretty good ones.
George Washington won our independence, John Adams drove the Congress to declare it, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and orchestrated the Louisiana purchase, James Madison was one of the chief authors of the Constitution and Abraham Lincoln got the country through the civil war.
Calvin Coolidge gave us the roaring twenties, Teddy Roosevelt gave us the National Parks and Reagan won the Cold war.
Trump has likewise brought the country back from the brink caused by both the actions and inactions of prior Presidents.
For decades border security was given a half hearted look by prior administrations that did not consider it an important issue whereas Trump has made it a front and center issue for the American people.
He is finally addressing a topic that has been politically “unsavory” by other presidents.
He is addressing huge trade imbalances AND theft of intellectual property from US companies…again something that was ignored by past presidents.
The over abundance of regulations heaped on by past presidents, especially Obama is another area he has addressed removing many to allow our businesses to be more competitive AND combined with lower corporate tax rates, to encourage foreign investment into our economy.
Another area he has fixed is the rapid erosion of the military caused by the last president.
By returning our investment in our military we can continue to prepare for the threats of the future, something the Obama was terribly shortsighted about.
Trump is also a champion of civil rights as he is pushing for free speech on college campuses, religious freedom everywhere and 2nd amendment rights for those of us that like to shoot.
And unlike Obama that was overturned by the Supreme court 55% of the time…more than any other modern president, despite criticism by the left to suggest otherwise, Trump is much more closely following the Constitution.
And all of this from a non-politician! But then, that is what makes him great!

Not only is he not the worst president in US history, he’s not even the worst president in my relatively short lifetime.
I was born in 1995.
Since then you’ve had:
Other examples of presidents who were worse than Trump:
Now, granted, Trump hasn’t been president for very long; nobody knows what he might do in the next few years, if he lasts that long.
But he’s going to have a very hard time exceeding the achievements of these guys.

Trump has demonstrated a pretty impressive record of improvements so far:
10.
He enforced President Barack Obama’s red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
When the regime of Bashar Assad used a toxic nerve agent on innocent men, women and children, Trump didn’t wring his hands.
He acted quickly and decisively, restoring America’s credibility on the world stage that Obama had squandered.
9.
He has taken a surprisingly tough line with Russia.
Trump approved a $47 million arms package for Ukraine, sent troops to Poland’s border with Russia and imposed new sanctions on Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
8.
He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Four American presidents promised to do it, but only one actually did.
This is why the American people elected Trump.
He does what he promises to do, for better or for worse – in this case, definitely for the better.
Even Jeb Bush tweeted his approval.
7.
He withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.
After George W.
Bush pulled out of the disastrous Kyoto treaty, U.
S.
emissions went down faster than much of Europe.
The same will be true for Trump’s departure from the Paris accord.
Combined with his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to exploration, Trump is helping usher in a new age of American energy development.
6.
He got NATO allies to kick in $12 billion more toward our collective security.
Decades of pleading by the Bush and Obama administrations failed to get NATO allies to meet their financial commitments to the alliance, but Trump’s tough talk and reticence to affirm America’s Article V commitment did the trick.
NATO is stronger as a result.
5.
He has virtually eliminated the Islamic State’s physical caliphate.
Trump removed the constraints Obama placed on our military and let it drive the terrorists from their strongholds.
4.
He admitted he was wrong on Afghanistan and reversed Obama’s disastrous withdrawal.
In a rare admission, Trump declared: “My original instinct was to pull out .
.
.
But all my life, I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.
.
.
.
A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists.

3.
He enacted historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth.
Trump signed the first comprehensive tax reform in three decades and removed the wet blanket of Obama-era regulations smothering our economy.
We are now heading into our third consecutive quarter of above 3 percent growth.
2.
He is installing conservative judges who will preside for decades.
With his appointment of Neil M.
Gorsuch, Trump secured a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and he is moving at record pace to fill the federal appeals courts with young conservative judges.
1.
He, not Hillary Clinton, was inaugurated as president.
Trump delivered the coup de grace that ended the corrupt, dishonest Clinton political machine.

I live in Australia, and not in my lifetime of 63 years so far, have we ever had a leader as corrupt as some of the worst presidents in the history of the US.
I feel confident, that the moment a leader of our country has even a sniff of corruption about him, he would be ousted immediately, politically, let alone via the legal system.
Although he leads the party which won the last election, his leadership security is really up to the party he leads.
It was the party that won the election, not the Prime Minister! Just this week, there was an attempt to replace our current Prime Minister, over a political disagreement within his own party.
If he was corrupt like Trump, he would have been ousted by his own party immediately.
Fortunately for our PM, he successfully fought off the attack on his leadership.
What the US is going through at the moment is just horrendous! The worst part, is how difficult it is for the US people to remove him, even with the overwhelming number of times he has breached usual standards and protocols, and all the nefarious acts he has committed, and the questionable people he hires.
His manner, and the words he uses in his tweets to bully, degrade, incite, divide and intimidate, are completely unpresidential.
His thousands of lies! He behaves like a bad person who is not fit to be President.
Before he was President, his character was not as well known by the public.
Now, his character and conduct are under microscopic scrutiny!!!
I believe, based on current information – which is probably only going to get worse – that there will be NO redemption – and that Trump will, eventually, be known as the worst president in US history.
He may even be sent to prison!

I hope not, for all of our sake’s, but it isn’t looking too good.
As you're probably aware (and which may have been a selling point), Trump has zero days of government experience.
Yet, he will be expected to hit the ground running in the most politically challenging job in the world on day 1.
So far he has appointed high level positions to people that even Republicans would have found too far to the right pre-Trump (such as Steve Bannon, manager of an openly antisemitic/racist “news” website).
Since the election, the Trump transition team has announced they will put a climate skeptic as the head of the EPA.
They want to get out of the Paris Climate Agreement and undo President Obama’s climate change policies— moves which have led European nations to threaten placing a carbon tax on U.
S.
exports.
Hundreds of U.
S.
companies have signed a letter to Trump imploring him to not completely do away with Obama’s climate policies.
Trump’s anti-climate stance will undoubtedly lock the Earth into more unacceptable warming, damning future generations to unnecessary suffering because of his shortsightedness.
On this issue alone future generations will loathe him.

I want to take a different track from the usual Drumpf scorchers and say he's probably been the best POTUS for revealing the rot hidden throughout a society which enobles the Gordon Gekkos of this world.
Think about it.
.
.
one of the most powerful influences in society is a man who's made himself wealthy off the dreams and desperations of an addictive behaviour.
How many lives have been lost in Sheldon Addison's business empire? Instead of representing the best of vision or guidance for a society, a parasite has enough power to disrupt global dynamics on an almost virtual whim.
One person with that much power who isn't the POTUS is far more dangerous than the incompetent in chief.
He's not the only one with wealth and power and ownership of a people's democracy whose own agendas are in service to themselves over that of the people.
The relatively small group of individuals who collectively own more than half the total wealth of a nation virtually operate as government by proxy.
Drumpf is actually a miracle because he is so entirely reprehensible a human being that much of what makes him reprehensible has become apparent and apparently wrong throughout society.
Drumpf is not the only POTUS who has acted in service to the few over the people but he is certainly the most obvious.
His presence as a symbol for the nation has made it impossible to deny the need for fundamental changes; particularly to those who can project the entirely chaotic outcome if he were to manage to maintain enough power in congress to seek and win a second term.
His policies are Bush's policies on steroids while Bush's policies were Reagan's policies on steroids.
Drumpf has been half-a-century in the making and is the inevitable result of many factors gone awry within the U.
S.
and to greater and lesser degrees around the world.
Drumpf is America the addict while the rest of the world hopes the addict has finally hit rock bottom.
Best or worst is really a matter of perspective and reality as it unfolds while baiting our breaths.

Is Donald Trump the worst president the United States has ever had?

Trump’s pretty bad, and he’s trying his damn best to get worse.
The quid pro quo corruption of trading government access and policy for self-enrichment (especially among Trump family members), the potential collusion with a hostile foreign power, his highly likely obstruction of justice, and his even more likely Russian money laundering schemes before becoming President, all point to the worst of the worst.
But I still can’t judge Trump as THE WORST because we’re not done with his presidency yet.
So I hope he never reaches the bottom of the barrel worst—James Buchanan and James Madison.
James Buchanan
Though one of the most accomplished and experienced people to ever attain the U.
S.
Presidency, James Buchanan was incredibly incompetent at the one thing that really mattered to Americans during his presidency—stopping the U.
S.
from plunging into an armed Civil War.
He served for one term as the 15th U.
S.
President between 1857 and 1861.
Buchanan was utterly feckless at reversing or even somewhat ameliorating the extreme political polarization that was tearing the country into two very antagonistic camps—the pro-slavery South and the anti-slavery North.
Today we Americans say that we have some pretty bad political polarization dividing us.
But what we have now—pro-Trump rural and anti-Trump urban—is not nearly as bad as the political polarization that characterized the five years which preceded the Civil War.
Southern and Northern congressmen couldn’t even work together sometimes, as lawmakers would actually trade punches, hit each other with canes and physically assault each other in the Capitol.
That’s how heated the political divisions became between Americans.
Buchanan did not help in the least in trying to bridge the ever growing chasm between the two sides.
He supported the Dred Scott case, the worst decision ever passed by the Supreme Court, that deeply agitated and angered Northerners and made Southerners dig in their heels even more with regards to protecting slavery.
He stood feebly by as Kansas exploded into pre-Civil War violence and never made clear to the decision-makers in the South (including Southern congressmen) that there would be severe, terrible consequences if states seceded from the Union.
In every way he could’ve fucked up as President, Buchanan did it.
And right after he left the White House, the country quickly spiraled into a very bloody and nasty Civil War.
James Madison
James Madison was a founding father, a great thinker and author, having penned the “Federalist Papers” and some of the Constitution.
He served as the fourth U.
S.
President from 1809 to 1817.
What makes James Madison the other “bottom of the barrel” worst president is that he fucked up royally when it really mattered—during the War of 1812.
He allowed the foreign situation to grow so out of control that he declared war against Great Britain, the richest and most powerful country on Earth, when the U.
S.
was struggling as a small and scrappy nation.
Predictably the war ended in disaster for the U.
S.
—U.
S.
ports were embargoed by the powerful Royal Navy, crippling American trade, and Washington D.
C.
was invaded by British troops and burned to the ground.
The President of the United States had to suffer the indignity of having the White House torched by a hostile foreign army, the First Lady having to very quickly hide famous portraits of Washington and Jefferson in her dress as she fled in a panic from the capital of the United States.
That humiliation alone is enough to make James Madison the second worst president of all time.
Conclusion
Taking this all into account, Trump will only supersede James Buchanan or James Madison if Washington D.
C.
(and other major American cities) goes up in smoke through nuclear warfare or if a civil war explodes during his presidency or immediately afterwards.
Trump still has a little less than 3 years to make this happen!

I would argue he’s not.
I would like to introduce you to this gentleman.
This is James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
Buchanan has been ranked among the three worst presidents in every poll and survey conducted since 1948.
I can hear you think: Why?
During his inauguration, he called the issue of slavery in the United States ‘’happily, a matter of but little practical importance’’.
Buchanan believed that states and territories should decide themselves if they would allow slavery or not.
Quickly after he became president, he appointed Robert Walker as territorial governor of Kansas, with the hopes of reconciling the factions and reaching a constitution.
Walker, having spent a few months as governor, said he didn’t believe slavery was suitable for the region.
Despite the protests of Walker and two other, former governors of Kansas, Buchanan decided to accept the Lecomption Constitution.
He also transmitted a message that attecked the revolutionary government in Topeka, leading to conflicts with the Mormons in Utah.
Buchanen went on to get any possible support for votes for his Motion, even offering money for votes.
Nevertheless, the Bill was defeated in the House.
Not accepting deafeat, Buchanen backed the English Bill, which according to a referendum in Kansas, the people in Kansas didn’t favour.
This useless battle of Kansas lasted the rest of Buchanan’s presidency.
In 1860, the House created a special committe to investigate the possibility of grounds for impeaching Buchanan,, none were found.
However, it was discovered that Buchanan had bribed people in Congress.
Buchanan claimed to have ‘passed triumphantly through this ordeal’.
Buchanan did nothing to stop states from seceding.
When Buchanan considered surrendering Ford Sumter, his newly appointed membrs of the cabinet threatened to resign, making Buchanan change his opinion last minute.
He finally decided to reinforce Fort Sumter, however failing to ask Major RObert Anderson to provide covering fire for the ship, forcing it to return North.
Buchanan didn’t reply to this act of war.
It is believed by many that Buchanan, not replying to any acts of war, gave way to the start of the American Civil War.
On the day his presidency ended, he said to the new president (Abraham Lincoln):
“If you are as happy entering the presidency as I am leaving it, then you are a very happy man.
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Donald Chump is a LIAR and RARELY tells the truth.
He is a racist and he is not very smart either.
He uses emotional arguments to get his point across and insults anyone who disagrees.
This is the sign of someone who cannot actually justify his thinking.
EG, he wants to end the visa lottery and have an immigration policy based on merit.
The current policy is ALREADY based on merit.
Of course you could possibly make a reasonable argument for tightening up the requirements to get immigrants with even higher merit and the Democrats would probably support such a move in order to sort out the DACA mess that Donald Chump created.
However Trump won’t agree to that change as he REALLY wants to restrict immigration based on countries and not merit.
In other words he wants only WHITE immigrants from places like Europe etc.
His idea of merit is based on how white your skin is.
He wants to build a border wall which will cost billions of dollars when the government debt is already over the top.
The problem with a wall is that you can tunnel underneath it, you can climb over it using a VERY long ladder and a rope to lower yourself on the other side, you can FLY over it in an aircraft and you can go around it in a boat.
Of course putting up a wall will make it harder for immigrants to cross from Mexico to the USA.
The whole fallacy in this argument is that the vast majority of illegal immigrants enter the country LEGALLY and then overstay their visa and NO WALL can put even a small dent in those numbers so it is a total waste of time.
He wants to ban Muslims.
The Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions all have the same basic beliefs.
The militant parts of those beliefs come from the equivalent of the Christian Old testament which is substantially common to all three religions.
However all three religions hold the same basic respect for human life and human rights with minor differences.
yes there are extreme muslims just as there are extreme christians such as the KKK.
Muslims and immigrants are NOT major sources of criminality in the USA.
The majority of murders are committed by white (supposedly) Christian males.
The majority of these murders are committed with firearms.
The USA has more murders and a higher level of incarceration that almost any other country – much higher than Canada, Australia, The UK, France, Germany (or Norway).
It is your idiotic gun laws that are the main problem – not immigrants.
Donald Chump cannot have a reasonable debate with anyone who disagrees without calling them names and belittling them He can’t win his argument with logic and sanity so he tries to bully his ideas through.
Donald Chump is sexual predator who supports other sexual predators.
Yes he is right that untrue allegations can ruin a persons life and they may never recover.
However, when multiple people come out and say the same thing about the same person why would you not consider their stories to be more credible than the denials by the perpetrator? Why would the two ex-wives and also a former girlfriend ALL say that he is an abuser if its not true.
So far NO women have come forward and said that they have been in a relationship with him for years and have not been abused.
So it’s 3 against and none for so the likely hood is that he is guilty.
Similar story for Donald Chump who has even ADMITTED that he is a predator and thinks he can just grab women by the pussy because he’s famous.
He ADMITTED to that although now he says that he doesn’t think that it’s his voice.
Why would he previously admit to it and now say he doesn’t THINK it’s his voice.
This is another bald faced LIE.
NO other president has lied as much, as blatantly and as often as Donald Chump and even if his policies WERE good for the USA his lying and bullying isn’t.

It depends on the parameters used to define that.
… the list goes on and on, but you get the point.
So far, just over 4 months into his presidency, Trump has little accomplishments to show for, and an endless list of troubles that seems to grow by the day.
Even though, it is correct to say that it’s a bit too early to judge his work, most people would agree that (including Boehner, former Speaker of the House), Trump’s presidency is a shit-show and, so far, a huge failure.

Actually , he is one of the greatest.
By that I mean he will ultimately have a more positive impact on the American people than many of his predecessors.
Naturally out of 45 Presidents we have had some pretty good ones.
George Washington won our independence, John Adams drove the Congress to declare it, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and orchestrated the Louisiana purchase, James Madison was one of the chief authors of the Constitution and Abraham Lincoln got the country through the civil war.
Calvin Coolidge gave us the roaring twenties, Teddy Roosevelt gave us the National Parks and Reagan won the Cold war.
Trump has likewise brought the country back from the brink caused by both the actions and inactions of prior Presidents.
For decades border security was given a half hearted look by prior administrations that did not consider it an important issue whereas Trump has made it a front and center issue for the American people.
He is finally addressing a topic that has been politically “unsavory” by other presidents.
He is addressing huge trade imbalances AND theft of intellectual property from US companies…again something that was ignored by past presidents.
The over abundance of regulations heaped on by past presidents, especially Obama is another area he has addressed removing many to allow our businesses to be more competitive AND combined with lower corporate tax rates, to encourage foreign investment into our economy.
Another area he has fixed is the rapid erosion of the military caused by the last president.
By returning our investment in our military we can continue to prepare for the threats of the future, something the Obama was terribly shortsighted about.
Trump is also a champion of civil rights as he is pushing for free speech on college campuses, religious freedom everywhere and 2nd amendment rights for those of us that like to shoot.
And unlike Obama that was overturned by the Supreme court 55% of the time…more than any other modern president, despite criticism by the left to suggest otherwise, Trump is much more closely following the Constitution.
And all of this from a non-politician! But then, that is what makes him great!

Not only is he not the worst president in US history, he’s not even the worst president in my relatively short lifetime.
I was born in 1995.
Since then you’ve had:
Other examples of presidents who were worse than Trump:
Now, granted, Trump hasn’t been president for very long; nobody knows what he might do in the next few years, if he lasts that long.
But he’s going to have a very hard time exceeding the achievements of these guys.

Trump has demonstrated a pretty impressive record of improvements so far:
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He enforced President Barack Obama’s red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
When the regime of Bashar Assad used a toxic nerve agent on innocent men, women and children, Trump didn’t wring his hands.
He acted quickly and decisively, restoring America’s credibility on the world stage that Obama had squandered.
9.
He has taken a surprisingly tough line with Russia.
Trump approved a $47 million arms package for Ukraine, sent troops to Poland’s border with Russia and imposed new sanctions on Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
8.
He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Four American presidents promised to do it, but only one actually did.
This is why the American people elected Trump.
He does what he promises to do, for better or for worse – in this case, definitely for the better.
Even Jeb Bush tweeted his approval.
7.
He withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.
After George W.
Bush pulled out of the disastrous Kyoto treaty, U.
S.
emissions went down faster than much of Europe.
The same will be true for Trump’s departure from the Paris accord.
Combined with his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to exploration, Trump is helping usher in a new age of American energy development.
6.
He got NATO allies to kick in $12 billion more toward our collective security.
Decades of pleading by the Bush and Obama administrations failed to get NATO allies to meet their financial commitments to the alliance, but Trump’s tough talk and reticence to affirm America’s Article V commitment did the trick.
NATO is stronger as a result.
5.
He has virtually eliminated the Islamic State’s physical caliphate.
Trump removed the constraints Obama placed on our military and let it drive the terrorists from their strongholds.
4.
He admitted he was wrong on Afghanistan and reversed Obama’s disastrous withdrawal.
In a rare admission, Trump declared: “My original instinct was to pull out .
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But all my life, I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.
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A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists.

3.
He enacted historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth.
Trump signed the first comprehensive tax reform in three decades and removed the wet blanket of Obama-era regulations smothering our economy.
We are now heading into our third consecutive quarter of above 3 percent growth.
2.
He is installing conservative judges who will preside for decades.
With his appointment of Neil M.
Gorsuch, Trump secured a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and he is moving at record pace to fill the federal appeals courts with young conservative judges.
1.
He, not Hillary Clinton, was inaugurated as president.
Trump delivered the coup de grace that ended the corrupt, dishonest Clinton political machine.

I live in Australia, and not in my lifetime of 63 years so far, have we ever had a leader as corrupt as some of the worst presidents in the history of the US.
I feel confident, that the moment a leader of our country has even a sniff of corruption about him, he would be ousted immediately, politically, let alone via the legal system.
Although he leads the party which won the last election, his leadership security is really up to the party he leads.
It was the party that won the election, not the Prime Minister! Just this week, there was an attempt to replace our current Prime Minister, over a political disagreement within his own party.
If he was corrupt like Trump, he would have been ousted by his own party immediately.
Fortunately for our PM, he successfully fought off the attack on his leadership.
What the US is going through at the moment is just horrendous! The worst part, is how difficult it is for the US people to remove him, even with the overwhelming number of times he has breached usual standards and protocols, and all the nefarious acts he has committed, and the questionable people he hires.
His manner, and the words he uses in his tweets to bully, degrade, incite, divide and intimidate, are completely unpresidential.
His thousands of lies! He behaves like a bad person who is not fit to be President.
Before he was President, his character was not as well known by the public.
Now, his character and conduct are under microscopic scrutiny!!!
I believe, based on current information – which is probably only going to get worse – that there will be NO redemption – and that Trump will, eventually, be known as the worst president in US history.
He may even be sent to prison!

I hope not, for all of our sake’s, but it isn’t looking too good.
As you're probably aware (and which may have been a selling point), Trump has zero days of government experience.
Yet, he will be expected to hit the ground running in the most politically challenging job in the world on day 1.
So far he has appointed high level positions to people that even Republicans would have found too far to the right pre-Trump (such as Steve Bannon, manager of an openly antisemitic/racist “news” website).
Since the election, the Trump transition team has announced they will put a climate skeptic as the head of the EPA.
They want to get out of the Paris Climate Agreement and undo President Obama’s climate change policies— moves which have led European nations to threaten placing a carbon tax on U.
S.
exports.
Hundreds of U.
S.
companies have signed a letter to Trump imploring him to not completely do away with Obama’s climate policies.
Trump’s anti-climate stance will undoubtedly lock the Earth into more unacceptable warming, damning future generations to unnecessary suffering because of his shortsightedness.
On this issue alone future generations will loathe him.

I want to take a different track from the usual Drumpf scorchers and say he's probably been the best POTUS for revealing the rot hidden throughout a society which enobles the Gordon Gekkos of this world.
Think about it.
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one of the most powerful influences in society is a man who's made himself wealthy off the dreams and desperations of an addictive behaviour.
How many lives have been lost in Sheldon Addison's business empire? Instead of representing the best of vision or guidance for a society, a parasite has enough power to disrupt global dynamics on an almost virtual whim.
One person with that much power who isn't the POTUS is far more dangerous than the incompetent in chief.
He's not the only one with wealth and power and ownership of a people's democracy whose own agendas are in service to themselves over that of the people.
The relatively small group of individuals who collectively own more than half the total wealth of a nation virtually operate as government by proxy.
Drumpf is actually a miracle because he is so entirely reprehensible a human being that much of what makes him reprehensible has become apparent and apparently wrong throughout society.
Drumpf is not the only POTUS who has acted in service to the few over the people but he is certainly the most obvious.
His presence as a symbol for the nation has made it impossible to deny the need for fundamental changes; particularly to those who can project the entirely chaotic outcome if he were to manage to maintain enough power in congress to seek and win a second term.
His policies are Bush's policies on steroids while Bush's policies were Reagan's policies on steroids.
Drumpf has been half-a-century in the making and is the inevitable result of many factors gone awry within the U.
S.
and to greater and lesser degrees around the world.
Drumpf is America the addict while the rest of the world hopes the addict has finally hit rock bottom.
Best or worst is really a matter of perspective and reality as it unfolds while baiting our breaths.

Questions like these make me realize just how LITTLE people know about HISTORY.
They cannot think outside of their little meaningless few years of life….
they absolutely cannot conceive the FACT that HISTORY didn't begin when they were born and won't end when they shake off the mortal coil.
This nation has stood for over 231 years and there have been presidents that we're considered “BAD” at the time of their presidency that are now hailed as some of the greatest.
Far too many people today judge the presidency and other elected offices as a “popularity contest” and that simply because THEY view or the “media” views an executive as “unpopular” or “popular” that it makes them BAD or GOOD.
For instance, I vehemently disagree that Barack Obama will go down as “one of the greatest president’s in history”.
It's not because I disagreed with his policies, his views and his politics….
it's simply because of the TRUE GREATS that have come before him in history.
Against the likes of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan…, he just doesn't really make a dent.
Forget today’s petty politics and the absolute BS surrounding it all due to the 24 hour news cycle, the EXTREMELY BIASED mainstteam media, social media and the fact that people today identify themselves simply by who they voted for last.
It's all become a stupid popularity contest and honestly more of a mean, bitter rivalry between the two major parties…
The next thing is this, Trump has been in office just slightly over TWO MONTHS… I don't own a crystal ball, nor do I think there is anyone here or elsewhere that can tell us what the future holds.
Trump could be the man that brings “peace to the Middle East” or he could be the man that turns it all into a glass parking lot.
ONLY HISTORY can make the determinations of a POTUS’ “greatness”….
and it always takes a generation or two to pass for the partisan politics to fall aside and allow for clear headed and HONEST judgement to come to pass.
Essentially you are truly asking a question that only our grandkids and beyond will be able to answer TRUTHFULLY because it takes far too long for the effects of a presidency and the policies he or she has to have any lasting effect.

No.
Trump is far from the worst president ever.
Trump is the victim of a concerted and unrelenting mass media and progressive political campaign to negate the mandate he received, obstruct the things that they campaigned upon, turn the entire country against him and drive him from office.
They have largely succeeded.
The press and his political enemies have fixed on the way he speaks and communicates to distort whatever he says, and take any statement they can out of context to allege over and over bias, racism, corruption, stupidity and dementia.
They have derided, mocked, and insulted him in response to every single statement he makes, including equating him with Kim Jong un and Hitler and when he responds they react in mock outrage claiming that he is not being presidential.
This has gotten so bad that some Congress man has intentionally introduced an illegal unconstitutional bill to impeach the President based upon his Charolottesville statements even though the constitution requires high crimes and misdeameanors to impeach him without the media condemning the illegal attempt to unseat a President and thwart the will of the American people.
Eighteen articles out of twenty that report the bill fails to mention its completely unconstitutional and 19 fail to report that the Congressman involved is a failed candidate for Secretary of State.
They have engineered and kept an investigation in Russian election interference going since he took office without ever specifying what they claim the Russians actually did.
As a result of vague allegation and constantly repeated, continuous innuendo they have convinced a very substantial portion of the American population that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the Presidential election even though no one knows specifically what they are claimed to have done.
They have actually succeeded in changing the definition of collusion which is engaging in a conspiracy to commit a crime to meeting with someone to legally receive information about illegal activists of an opposing candidate in an election.
Prior to the election, Obama castigated Trump and his staff for raising questions about the legitimacy of many of the voting registration and the claim that Democratics had registered dead and otherwise ineligible people to vote.
Obama, Clinton and the entire Progressive left raised a hue and cry that Trump was undermining faith in the American system and repeatedly stated over and over and over that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the election.
As soon as they lost they immediately turned and claimed that Trump and his campaign had colluded with Russia to win the election and have been able to keep that claim going without producing any objective evidence of either collusion or any effect on the election.
No one even knows exactly what the Russians are claimed to have done.
Trump is very very far from the worst President.
In modern times, in order to fix on the worst president, we should look at several developments, the rise of domestic and international terrorism, the control of nuclear weapons away from dictatorships and religious oligarchies, and the rise of the national debt.
Those are the most serious issues facing America and the world today.
After the World Trade Center Attack there were 5 terrorist attacks in the United States under the Bush Administration.
None successful.
Under Obama there were 210 domestic terrorist attacks.
210.
Following the Benghazi attacks Obama and his cabinet went on a circuit, including the United Nations, falsely claiming that an amateurish obscure video that was derogatory to Islam caused the attack.
He actually apologized for being unable to prevent Islamic blasphemy because of American free speech.
Obama pushed heaven and earth to get an agreement with the Iranian government, a radical religious oligarchy that will according to the Obama administration, delay Iranians development of nuclear weapons for 15 years.
In getting this agreement, he side-stepped the United States Senate that never would have approved it as a treaty, which in reality it is.
He literally provided Iran with 150 Billion dollars in untraceable cash which he had delivered to Iran on pallets in planes mostly at night, knowing and admitting that a substantial if not almost all of that money would be used to fund murder and international terrorism throughout the world and in America.
Under Obama, the United States debt literally increased more than the total combined debt under each and every prior President from the founding of the nation to the time of his Presidency, 19 Trillion Dollars.
According to Forbes, in real percentages is about 25 or 26% of the Federal Tax Revenue not 17% as the Federal Government claims.
There are any number of serious serious issues that occurred under the prior Administration but it would take too long to list them and they are unnecessary.
Why are they not the subject of the kind of scorn that Trump is subject to on an hourly basis?
Because the prior administration was allied with a hard unrelenting largely Democratic media to push the same progressive utopian agenda that the media favours and that agenda is completely at odds with the Agenda that the President is attempting to institute.
Its just that simple.
The American public is being manipulated in order to prevent and obstruct the changes that the election was based upon.

He is the worst president we’ve ever had, because he divides the country in every way conceivable, and a divided America is bad for every single one of us.
He undermines faith in our institutions, and that hurts every single one of us.
He’s weaponized distrust of government and media in ways never seen before, and even if you have problems with the way the media tends to lean left, replacing trust with distrust and chaos hurts all Americans.
Trump has made truth, knowledge, expertise and science all subjects of scorn and derision, and this harms all of us.
Trump, through words and Twitter, mounts a daily campaign to convince half the country to hate the other half.
This is not only really bad for America, but it’s nearly unprecedented.
“Let’s stick it to the other half” is not a viable platform for any functioning organization.
Even if you think the other half deserves it, it’s still not good for America.
If every presidential election becomes, “now it’s our turn for vengeance!” we’ve got big problems — and I fear the liberal backlash to Trump will be a lot like this, and so should you.
Trump promotes the idea of hating and blaming others, and his supporters like to crow about how good it feels.
It might feel good in the short run, but it hurts you in the long run.
It’s like a parent who gives the children candy for dinner, then brags 2 minutes later about what a great parent he is, because the child is happy, then ducks out when the sugar rush ends and the child is still hungry for nutrition.
That’s the worst parent ever, and that’s what we have as a president.
One more thing: Since when did Americans measure their happiness by the success of the stock market? Whoever convinced you to do this, isn’t your friend.
My portfolio has grown some since Trump took office but looking at those numbers on a screen doesn’t actually make me any happier.
If you believe in the stock market, the 1% got you hook, line and sinker — your parents must be very proud.
None of what I wrote is in regards to Trump’s actual policies, his international relations, or the fact that he owes Russians a bunch of money, but those are icing on the cake.
Dividing America and fomenting hate are the worst things a president can do, and a temporarily good economy doesn’t come close to off setting that, so he’s the worst.

Updated: 10.07.2019 — 10:45 am

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