Those on the left keep referring to President Trump as the worst President in American history. I suppose that may seem credible if you want to believe it and know nothing about American history. And that is why the left has pushed civics out of the curriculum in our education system. Many of those who place that dubious honor on Trump know better. They are just selling their fact-challenged political narrative. Here are some of the actual worst presidents in history.
Many who hitherto held to the common belief that Democrat James Buchanan (pictured above) was one of the worst presidents in history are now claiming that Trump has surpassed him.
Well … there are two problems with that contention. One can easily argue that Trump has been a better President than Buchanan. AND that Buchanan was not the worst President in American history. I would nominate at least two or three contenders.
As for Buchanan, he was the last of the slave-owning presidents – some of whom he claims to have freed while converting them into “indentured servants” for political reasons. His mishandling of the slave issue is considered the pretext for the Civil War. That is pretty bad.
Another President that easily surpasses Trump as the worst President is one of the Democrats’ favorites, Andrew Jackson. In fact, “Old Hickory” is the namesake for hundreds of local Democrats’ annual dinners – just as the GOP has named their dinners after President Lincoln.
Of all the slave-holding Presidents, Jackson was clearly the most brutal and vicious, and was a strident white supremacist. He took pleasure from personally beating his slaves – something no other slave-owning President is known to have done.
As a military leader, Jackson was murderous in his dealings with Native Americans – and has been accused of summarily killing captives. He was responsible for the “Trail of Tears” which forced tribes to relocate by foot from the east coast to western reservations – the concentration camps of the day. Hundreds died along the way.
Then there was another Democrat favorite, Woodrow Wilson. He is another one of the racist, white supremacist progressives. He was born in Virginia in 1856 to a slave-owning family – the patriarch of which was a staunch supporter of the Confederacy.
As President of Princeton University, he virtually eliminated all Black enrollment.
As President, Wilson segregated the Armed forces and the Executive Branch of the federal government. He was aided in that pogrom by a Navy Department official named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wilson instituted the practice of requiring photographs with work applications to weed out Blacks.
Wilson was also a staunch supporter of the Ku Klux Klan – and the Klan expanded greatly during his administration. He held a White House screening of “Birth of a Nation” – a movie that glorified the Klan. Wilson sided with southern Democrats on matters of civil rights and segregation – as did Roosevelt some 12 years later.
Hmmmm. Maybe Roosevelt should be in the top three. He was also a white supremacist. The entire New Deal program was to take jobs away from Blacks and provide them to out-of-work whites. The head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) referred to the National Recovery Act (NRA) as the Negro Riddance Act.
Throughout his presidency, Roosevelt owned and operated the health spa at which he died in Warm, Springs, Georgia. He banned Blacks for admission to polio healing waters, despite the pleas of Black leaders and even First Lady Eleanor.
Of course, many Americans are aware of how Roosevelt violated the law and Constitution to ship Japanese Americans to concentration camps because – he claimed – we were at war with Japan. We were also at war with Germany and Italy. But Roosevelt assured them that he would not take such action against white nationalities. FDR also stated his belief that children born between an Asian and a Caucasian would be biologically “unfortunate.”
You can think what you will about the Trump presidency, but it is nowhere near the top of any objective list of the worst presidents in history. Democrats and the anti-Trump media are relying on the American public not knowing the facts when they offer up their lies and false narratives. Not only do they NOT give the full story, but they do everything they can to censor and cancel those who might.
And remember, this commentary is from a guy who does not like Trump personally very much. But I also dislike the kind of lies and bogus narratives emanating from left field.
So, there ‘tis.