A poll of experts shows that Trump is the worst president in American history – by a long shot.
Trump finds himself in deep water – again – after his miserable Memorial Day fail on Twitter.
““Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!” he tweeted making the day all about himself.
The Atlantic followed up with a fiery op-ed article bashing his near-complete lack of basic human empathy, writing that:
Trump’s perfect emptiness of empathy has revealed itself again and again through his presidency, but never as completely and conspicuously as in his self-flattering 2018 Memorial Day tweets. They exceed even the heartless comment in a speech to Congress—in the presence of a grieving widow—that a fallen Navy Seal would be happy that his ovation from Congress had lasted longer than anybody else’s.
It’s not news that there is something missing from Trump where normal human feelings should go. His devouring need for admiration from others is joined to an extreme, even pathological, inability to return any care or concern for those others. But Trump’s version of this disconnect comes most especially to the fore at times of national ritual.
He is, at most, president of slightly more than half of white America, and often not even that.
Mother Jones took a slightly different approach reminding readers of a poll of experts released in February 2018 showing that Trump is the worst president in history.
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) May 28, 2018
Politico reported at the time on the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, released by professors Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn of Boise State University.
The survey results, ranking American presidents from best to worst, were based on responses from 170 current and recent members of the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association.
Obama moved from 18th in 2014, when the survey was last conducted, to 8th in the current survey.
Trump came in dead last.
The Progressive Professor elaborated on the findings. Noting that “the score rating is, theoretically from 100 high to a Zero low,” they reported that:
Abraham Lincoln had 95.03 rating of this group of scholars, and Donald Trump ended up number 44 out of 44, with a score of 12.34, nearly three points lower than James Buchanan with 15.09 score, with the pre Civil War President finally getting out of the basement as the lowest ranked President.
Even William Henry Harrison, the one month President in 1841, who accomplished nothing but his inaugural address and selection of his cabinet, ended up 42nd with a score of 19.02, demonstrating just how disastrous this group of political scientists sees Donald Trump after one year.
Democrats and Liberals and Moderates rated him 44th, the bottom, while Independents ranked Trump 43rd, ahead of only Buchanan. But even Republicans and Conservatives only rated him 40th out of 44, only ahead of Buchanan, Harrison, Pierce, and Andrew Johnson for Republicans, and only ahead of Buchanan, Harrison, Andrew Johnson and Pierce for Conservatives.