After he hears this insult, Trump will have even more of a reason to hate the media.

 

Background: 

Like any country, U.S. leadership has been plagued by unpopular presidents. Some have been better than others, but a few U.S. presidents manage to make the naughty list every time it's checked. 

George W. Bush and Richard Nixon both scored the same level of dislike in the public's opinion. Bush was the president stuck in the driver's seat during 9/11. When the Afghan War ended years after Bush left office, people felt that a war had been unnecessary — in spending, energy, and loss of life. There were also the blips in Bush's vocabulary, where he referenced Google as “the Google” and made “underestimating” seem like a double negative. 

Richard Nixon's place on the top ten list is obvious — he'll forever be remembered in terms of the Watergate scandal. While trying to secure a victory in re-election, a team of political criminals broke into the headquarters of the DNC, planting listening devices to keep tabs on the progress of the party. They were later caught, and Nixon went down with them. No matter if he actually did any good for this country, Nixon will always be marked with a resignation letter and a major scandal. 

Herbert Hoover was also an unsuccessful president. Coming to power around the time of the Great Depression, Hoover did not deal with the national crisis like he should have. His lack of skill in addressing the Great Depression left him unpopular with the American public. 

William Henry Harrison makes the list but doesn't really count, seeing as he died only a month after taking office from pneumonia. Ulysses S. Grant follows Harrison because of the stretch of corruption present during his tenure as commander in chief. His reputation seems to be lightening, however, as sympathetic biographies surface and his actions against the KKK and the extinction of Native Americans come to the forefront. 

John Tyler was a defender of slavery — never a good sign. He assumed the presidency after William Henry Harrison died, and completely turned his back on his party upon assuming the role. Millard Fillmore was also a pro-slavery president, allowing it to spread and opposing the 1850 Compromise. Franklin Peirce helped fuel the Civil War by adding more slave states.  

Andrew Johnson became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Though it seemed as if he would support what Lincoln supported, Johnson was opposed to the protection and granting of rights to African Americans, even disliking the 14th amendment. 

Warren Harding and James Buchanan finish out the list, at number two and one respectively. Harding was a lot like Trump, paying more attention to poker and golf than to political duties. Lastly, Buchanan tops the list for sitting by and doing nothing as the South seceded and the nation deteriorated. 

 

What's Happening Now:  

According to George Will, a columnist for the Washington Post, Trump is the worst president in the history of the United States. After he finishes his term, he'll overshadow all of the other presidents who made it on the top ten list. 

The reason for saying this, Will justified, was in Trump's endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore. In an op-ed, Will wrote, “After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators.” 

The columnist detailed that it only took Trump 11 months to hit a new low in presidential performance. Even if his presidency had ended a day after he'd been sworn in, he still would have topped the list of the worst U.S. presidents of all time. 

 

H/T: The Hill