History experts: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10

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Donald Trump is America’s worst president, says a New York Times opinion piece that’s based on a survey of 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section.

The survey was conducted by Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, and Justin S. Vaughn, an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics at Boise State University.

Their op-ed, was posted Monday in the Times, showed Barack Obama faring much better than Trump. Obama shot into the top 10, up from 18th when a previous survey was conducted in 2014.

The authors said the four years since the previous survey had other changes in rankings, with James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, benefiting from the Trump era. Buchanan was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by Trump.

The biggest declines were for Bill Clinton, who slipped eight spots to No. 13, and Andrew Jackson, who dropped from No. 9 to 15.

The authors say Trump has, at least, the most room for improvement when another survey is taken.

“Trump’s initial rating places him in an ignominious category, but dozens of presidents have had slow starts and have course corrected to improve their public esteem,” Rottinghaus and Vaughn wrote. “Beyond his reputation or ranking, Donald Trump’s very presidency may alter perceptions of presidential legacies as his unique approach to the office continues to surprise.”

USA TODAY

  • Niemals

    Survey or not survey, this Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings….
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2551cff668f53652d28b6eead30d755f40215c85ed16225070e91b06db1e03ac.png A staff member with a gun could end an attack “very quickly”, he said.

  • PatienceTew

    This Bob Jordan talks like a genuine ‘rectoid’ … Obama is the BIG loser in recent times. (By the way, for all you ‘Jew haters’, they HAVE seemingly coped with the school violence in their schools.)

  • Niemals

    How could the republican US President Donald Trump have possibly been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?
    The answer is that there were fraudulent letters nominating the US President for both the current and the past year. Last year the incident was not made public. The Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee was able to verify this by contacting the party who was supposed to have sent it. It has submitted the fraudulent nominations to the Oslo police and the US FBI for investigation.

    Questions have been raised over Melania Trump’s specialist visa.

    What is the Einstein visa?
    How did Melania Trump get one?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a121f44b2b5d84c82fbedb3d608878d99e9c2fdd38b5f822a4edef6302ea9d9.jpg Melania Trump obtained US citizenship on a visa reserved for immigrants with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim”, according to a report in the Washington Post.

    Nicknamed the “Einstein Visa”, the EB-1 is in theory reserved for people who are highly acclaimed in their field – the government cites Pulitzer, Oscar, and Olympic winners as examples – as well as respected academic researchers and multinational executives.
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    Mrs Trump began applying for the visa in 2000, when she was Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model working in New York and dating Donald Trump. She was approved in 2001, one of just five people from Slovenia to win the coveted visa that year, according to the Post.

    It gave her the right to sponsor her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are now in the US and in the process of applying for citizenship.

    The reports of how Mrs Trump obtained her citizenship will rankle with some, at a time when her husband is railing against immigrants and attempting to scrap the right of new citizens to sponsor family members. And questions have been raised about her suitability for the extraordinary ability category.

  • Niemals