A historian compares Trump to America's worst presidents: James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore. They were bad, he may be worse, and if history is any a guide, "Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending."
A historian weighs in on President Trump's first year: It "has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern."
Opinion: They were bad. He may be worse.
SW on Trump’s first year.
We've had some bad presidents. How does a historian from Princeton think the current one compares? Read on
"He is the first to enrich his private interests, and those of his family, directly and openly."
"Donald Trump, in each area, has been a colossal failure." Read more from (everyone's new favorite) professor of history,
This is such a great piece. the great historian reflects on the worst presidents (Johnson, Buchanan, Harding) and on the first year of Donald Trump
[#DonaldTrump] "...is the first president to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power."
Sean Wilenz in Sundays NY Times compares Trump to the worst Presidents in US history. Guess what? Trump compares favorably to the worst and probably will get worse
Historian #SeanWilentz draws analogies between #Trump's first year and that of America's worst #presidents., His has been worse, "an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office." Unlikely to change, he opines
Donald Trump - The Worst of America's Worst Presidents - NYT
Some useful historical perspective.
1st to enrich his private interests, and family, directly and openly. 1st to denounce the press as the enemy of the American people. 1st to have denigrated friendly countries and allies as well as a whole continent with racist vulgarities. #AmericaFirst
Presidential historian puts Trump's 1st yr. at the bottom of an unsavory heap: "an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office."
George Washington: the president cannot in any way “demean himself in his public character”
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George Washington in 1789: "The president cannot in any way demean himself in his public character & must act in such a manner as to maintain the dignity of office". Trump is the worst president in US history- without a close 2nd.
Historian wrote that is the 1st to •enrich his business interests & those of his family directly •denounce the press as "the enemy of the American people" •threaten his defeated political opponent with imprisonment
"Mr. Trump’s first year has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern."
Opinion | They Were Bad. He May Be Worse. - New York Times thanks
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They Were Bad. He May Be Worse. If history is any guide — especially in light of the examples closest to his, of Buchanan and Andrew Johnson — Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending.
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Comparing President Trump’s first year in office with the worst Presidents
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I realize it was a rhetorical device, , but even so, it would be helpful if you'd stop calling Trump's behavior "rookie-season bumbling?" You should be making excuses for him, even in jest. He and his enablers know exactly what they are doing.
They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.
Sean Wilentz, political Dadist.
They Were Bad. He May Be Worse. - The New York Times
Some Presidents Were Bad. Trump May Be Worse.
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