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Donald Trump Rated Fourth Worst President In America's 226 Year History

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Donald Trump Rated Fourth Worst President In America's 226 Year History

Donald Trump has been rated as one of the worst Presidents in America's 226-year history.

Historians were brought in for C-SPAN's presidential rankings, which have occurred every administration change since the year 2000.

They debated about who was the best and worst of the country's 45 leaders (Joe Biden was left out because it's so early in his first term) and it wasn't good news for the last commander-in-chief.

Trump was fourth from the bottom, with only James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce performing worse.

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Buchanan was at the bottom of the pile for his efforts to lead America up until the Civil War; Andrew Johnson was second worst for his shonky job after taking over the White House following Abraham Lincoln's assassination; and Pierce only served one term from 1853 to 1857.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

C-SPAN increased the number of historians it used for this latest presidential ranking to take into account people's race, gender, age, and philosophy.

They used 10 leadership qualities to work out where all the 45 leaders landed and Donald Trump was rated the worst for 'moral authority' and 'administrative skills'. He managed to claw back some lost ground in the 'public persuasion' category and ranked 32nd.

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It's hardly surprising coming from the President who only served one term and was impeached twice in that time, once for conditioning military aid on political favours from Ukraine, the second for inciting the January 6 Capitol insurrection. He was acquitted both times by the Republican-led Senate.

The 45th leader was even ranked below the shortest-serving president in US history, who came in fifth worst. William Henry Harrison died after just 31 days in office in 1841 from pneumonia. He was the ninth ever US President and the first to die while still in office.

Even though Trump was ranked the worst US President in 150 years, the historians on C-SPAN believe he would still easily be able to become the Republican candidate for the 2024 US Election.

On the other end of the scale, Abraham Lincoln was rated the best ever US President, followed by George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower.

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Other recent leaders didn't fare too bad in the history books. Ronald Reagan came in at number nine; Barack Obama was ranked 10th best; Bill Clinton was 19th; George HW Bush came in at number 21; and his son, George W Bush, was 29th on the list.

Richard Nixon, despite being the only president to resign due to a scandal, came in at number 31.

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Topics: News, US News, Donald Trump

Stewart Perrie
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