Fifty Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Be the Worst President in History

Updated on June 5, 2019
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Jeff is a computer professional who takes a great interest in politics and tries to always distinguish fact from opinion.

Although still in his first term in office, Donald Trump's presidency has been so tumultuous and unorthodox that people forget - or simply cannot keep track of what has occurred since he became president.

Let’s start by looking at the multitude of scandals plaguing the Trump presidency.

1. The Russia Scandal

Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, and member's of Trump's family are all implicated in the Russia scandal.
Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, and member's of Trump's family are all implicated in the Russia scandal.

There is overwhelming evidence that Trump’s campaign accepted help from Russia in the 2016 election.

Many high level members of Trump’s presidential campaign have already been investigated, indicted and convicted of crimes in the Russia investigation. This is such a wide ranging scandal with so many different people and so many different illegal activities, that we will go into much greater detail later in this article.

2. The Moscow Trump Tower Scandal

While running for president, Donald Trump repeatedly lied about his business dealings with Russia. He claimed at the time to have no involvement with Russia, but it has since been revealed that he was negotiating with the Russian government and Russian business interests about developing a Trump Tower in Moscow.

It is a huge conflict of interest for a US president - or presidential candidate - to have such a close financial involvement with a foreign country, especially one like Russia that is often an adversary of the United States.

3. The Trump Foundation Scandal

Trump used his charitable foundation to pay for private and political expenses. For example, the Trump Foundation illegally made a $25,000 contribution to the Florida Attorney General who was investigating Trump’s fraudulent University. To cover up the illegal payment, the Trump Foundation falsely reported the $25,000 contribution on their taxes, claiming that it went to a charity in Kansas which, in fact, never received any money from them.

4. The Trump University Scandal

Thousands of people were scammed out of large sums of money by the fraudulent Trump University. Although Trump repeatedly said he would never pay a dime to the people suing him, he was ultimately forced to pay $25 million to settle the lawsuits and keep it from going to trial.

5. Trump Porn Star Scandal

President Trump illegally paid an adult film star to keep quiet about their affair during his presidential campaign. Trump had his personal lawyer write checks totaling $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their affair during the 2016 presidential race. Although Trump has implied that no such affair ever took place, he admits there was a non-disclosure agreement preventing Ms. Daniels from talking about it.

6. Trump Sexual Harassment Scandal

Trump’s own words indicate he repeatedly committed sexual harassment. Trump bragged about sexually groping women in the Access Hollywood recording. He also bragged about going backstage at beauty pageants and seeing contestants half naked. When those same women reported that Trump did the very things that he bragged about, Trump suddenly claimed it wasn’t true.

Trump said this to Howard Stern about the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants in 2005:

I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone's getting dressed and ready and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere. And I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it.

‘Is everyone okay?’ You know, they're standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.

7. The Michael Cohen Scandal

Trump’s strongest defender was his private attorney, Michael Cohen, who testified before Congress on Trump's behalf. That testimony got Cohen convicted of perjury.

After his perjury conviction, Cohen again testified before Congress. This time he called Trump a racist, a con man and a cheat.

According to Cohen’s testimony, Trump routinely made racist remarks, had Cohen threaten people, had Cohen lie about the proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow and make hush money payments to silence women with whom Trump had affairs. He also testified that Trump used his charitable foundation to pay for his private expenses.

Cohen said Trump’s friend, Roger Stone, talked with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, about the timing of making Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails public.

8. The Trump Inauguration Scandal

The Trump Inauguration committee raised $107 Million. Much of that money is still unaccounted for. Trump’s inaugural committee is being investigated for conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, wire fraud, mail fraud, disclosure violations, and straw donor violations, which enabled people who disguise their donations to the Trump inauguration. Some of those illegal donations are believed to have come from Russian businessmen.

9. The Jared Kushner Security Clearance Scandal

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner lied on his application for security clearance by not disclosing dozens of contacts he’d had with foreign governments, including Russia. This type of omission is a felony and usually more than enough to get someone’s security clearance denied. However, National Security officials were ordered to give Kushner the clearance anyway, which is an extraordinary national security violation.

10. The Trump Immigration Scandal

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In April of 2018, Trump started a policy of separating children from their parents when they seek asylum at the US border. Once separated from their parents, the Trump administration did not maintain a process for reuniting the children with their parents again.

Members of the Trump administration admitted that this horrific policy was intended to discourage people from applying for asylum at the border.

Trump lied when he said this policy had been law for many years. The law does not mandate that kids be separated from their parents.

11. Trump's Multiple Conflict of Interest Scandals.

Unlike every other president, Trump refused to divest himself of his business interests or put his financial holdings in a blind trust. This means he knows how his actions as president have a direct impact on his personal financial investments.

Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the US Office of Government Ethics tried to get President Trump to divest his business interests to avoid such conflicts but Trump refused. Shaub saw so many ethics violations and conflicts of interest that he ultimately resigned in protest.

Trump has profited greatly from his presidency like no other president before him. After he became president, Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort doubled its membership fees. The White house has promoted Melania’s jewelry line and Ivanka’s line of clothing. During the 2016 election, Trump made millions of dollars when he charged his campaign for use of Trump Tower, Trump’s airplane and Trump’s restaurants.

12. Foreign Influence Buying Scandal

Government officials and businesses from many foreign countries have increasingly chosen to rent office space or stay at Trump owned hotels since Donald Trump became president.

Since, unlike previous presidents, Trump has refused to divest himself from his business interests, he financially benefits directly from every foreign country and foreign owned business that rents his properties. This is the worst possible type of conflict of interest for a President of the United States.

13. Trump's Highly Questionable Mental State

Trump alternates between being a ruthless bully, who uses the office of the president to attack, smear and ridicule people on a daily basis, to a self-pitying crybaby who is constantly whining about how his political opponents, the media or the courts are treating him.

Most US presidents learn to grow a thick skin and ignore much of the criticism aimed at them, but Donald Trump is so incredibly thin skinned that he has to attack anyone who even mildly criticizes him, whether it’s the parents of a soldier who died in service to his country, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico discussing the speed of the relief efforts, or a celebrity who makes a joke about him on TV. Trump's petty childishness seems to have no end. He frequently pounds out angry Tweets in the middle of the night over minor comments by celebrities.

His Odd Obsession with the Size of his Hands

Years ago a magazine editor referred to Donald Trump as a “Short fingered vulgarian”. Afterward Trump often sent the editor pictures of himself torn from magazines with circles drawn around his hands and the words “see, not so short” written next to them.

After hearing about this, Senator Marco Rubio joked about how small Trump’s hands were. Trump couldn’t let it go. “Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands – if they’re small something else must be small. I guarantee there’s no problem. I guarantee it.”

14. His Constant Self-Congratulation Indicates Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

To hear Trump talk, everything he does is always the best, the most, the tallest, the smartest. He said he had the biggest election victory since Reagan (it wasn’t). He often claims his book was the biggest selling book of all time (It wasn’t even in the top 100). He constantly tweets that he has had the most successful presidency of any president, EVER.

About terrorism, “I know more about ISIS than the Generals, believe me.” He had the “largest crowd in inaugural history”. His golf course is “the best resort in the country”. “I would build a great wall – and nobody builds better walls than me, believe me.” “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, believe me.” On the day the World Trade Center fell in 2001, Trump bragged that his Trump Tower was now the tallest building in New York.

15. Trump has already been caught in more outright lies than any other president

Unlike most politicians, Donald Trump, does not simply exaggerate, distort or mislead. He tells outright lies that are easily disproved. Here is a small sampling of some of Trump's whoppers.


A) Trump lied about US immigration policy for Muslims vs. Christians.

B) Trump lied about seeing thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey on 9/11.

During a speech in 2015, Trump said, “I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering” as the World Trade Center collapsed. Trump insisted that this cheering was reported extensively on TV at the time. Yet there is no record of any news reports at that time saying this happened. The police have no records of this happening. Trump literally made the whole thing up.

C) Trump lied about Obama releasing “vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay.

D) Trump lied about Mexico paying for the border wall.

Trump insisted before, during and after the election that Mexico would pay for the border wall he wanted to build, despite the fact that the Mexican government said they would never pay for any wall. Shortly after becoming president, he asked Congress to appropriate taxpayer’s money for the wall and made no mention of Mexico paying for it.

Trump now claims he always meant that Mexico would pay for the wall through improved trade agreements. However, even if an improvement with our trade deficit with Mexico occurred, that money doesn’t go into the treasury and it couldn’t be used to pay for the wall.

E) Trump lied for years about releasing his taxes.

Every presidential candidate since the 1960s has voluntarily released several years of tax returns to be viewed by the public and the media. This is a good faith gesture to prove they have nothing to hide. After promising for years to release his income taxes – even saying that he would be “happy” to do so – Trump announced after the election that he would not release any of his tax returns. He clearly never intended to do so and lied about it throughout the campaign.

F) Trump lied about opposing the Iraq War.

Mr. Trump claims he had opposed the war in Iraq, but in 2002 he told Howard Stern that he supported an Iraq invasion. In an interview on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq. "Yeah I guess so," Trump responded. "I wish the first time it was done correctly." There is no record of Trump ever publicly opposing the invasion of Iraq before the war started. Ironically, he now says we never should have left Iraq. We should have, according to Trump, stayed in Iraq so we could take all their oil.

“And I said, take the oil when we leave. But we shouldn’t have really left.”

Now let’s look at the Trump/Russia scandal in greater detail

The complete list of Trump’s connections with Russian leader Vladimir Putin are too numerous to list here. Although Trump frequently repeats "No collusion" like his personal mantra, many of his friends, allies and campaign workers have been indicted and convicted of crimes in the Russia investigation.

16. Trump’s campaign manager gave data to Russia which could help them interfere in our election.

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, worked for a long time helping Russian President Vladimir Putin install his handpicked politicians in places like Ukraine. Due to Manafort’s long involvement with Putin, he had been under investigation by US intelligence long before he worked for Trump.

As Trump’s campaign manager, Manafort gave analytical polling data to suspected Russian spy Konstantin Kilimnik. This data would enable them to carefully target the people and regions of the country to influence the 2016 election.

Manafort later went to prison for lying to prosecutors to conceal the fact that he gave this data to the Russians.

17. Donald Trump Jr. sought help from Russia in getting dirt on Hillary Clinton.

In June of 2016, Donald Trump Jr. responded to an email from a Russian lawyer who said the Russian government wanted to give him dirt on Hillary Clinton, by saying “I love it”. Soon afterward, Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner all met with the Russian lawyer who said that Russia wanted to help Trump win.

When asked about this later, Trump Jr. lied and said the meeting had nothing to do with the campaign.

18. Donald Trump publicly asked Russia to help in winning the election.

Just weeks after receiving the offer of help from the Russian lawyer, Donald Trump publicly asked Russia to release dirt on Hillary Clinton in order to help him win the election. Trump promised that Russia would be "richly rewarded" for this. In the same speech he mentioned lifting sanctions against Russia. Investigations later revealed that Russia did, in fact, obtain information about Hillary Clinton and leak it to help Trump get elected. It was also revealed that Trump adviser Michael Flynn discussed lifting sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

In 2016, the Republican Party had a plank in their party platform that was highly critical of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. After Trump secured the needed delegates to win the Republican nomination, the Trump campaign quietly changed the Republican Party platform to remove the section that supports Ukraine against Russia.

Trump appointed as National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, even though he was a registered agent for a foreign country and had many undisclosed contacts with Russia.

  • Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions against Russia.
  • Flynn lied to the Pentagon about his ties to Russia on his application for top security clearance.
  • Flynn invoked the 5th Amendment and refused to answer questions about his ties to Russia unless he received immunity from prosecution.
  • Ultimately, Flynn confessed to the charge of lying to the FBI in a plea bargain agreement.

Trump’s foreign policy campaign adviser, Carter Page, who had many business dealings in Russia and traveled to Moscow on behalf of the Trump campaign, was investigated by the FBI because he had so many contacts with Russian intelligence that they tried to recruit him.

Sessions lied about his contacts with Russian intelligence when he claimed he had not met with any Russian. In fact he met with the Russian ambassador. While it was not illegal for Sessions to meet with the ambassador, it was illegal to lie to Congress about it. This forced Sessions to recuse himself for any involvement with the investigations into the Trump Russia probe.

In an interview with NBC News, Trump admitted that he fired the FBI director because of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. That alone is obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense.

After Trump fired Comey, he bragged to Russian officials visiting the White House that firing Comey took “great pressure” off of him over the Russia investigation.

  • In late 2016, US intelligence agencies concluded with “high confidence” that Russia was interfering to help Donald Trump get elected president.
  • On the campaign trail, Trump often repeated what turned out to be false talking points about Hillary Clinton that came from the Russian news media.
  • Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort spent years working for Vladimir Putin to install pro-Russian politicians in countries like Ukraine before volunteering to work for Trump for free.
  • Manafort gave analytical polling data to a suspected Russian agent which could help Russia target their interference in the election.
  • During the campaign, Trump lied about his Moscow business dealings.
  • Trump's campaign adviser, Michael Flynn, spoke to the Russian Ambassador about lifting US sanctions and then lied about it.
  • Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation.
  • Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner met with the Russian ambassador in December and did not disclose his contacts with Russia on his application for security clearance.
  • Trump ordered National Security officials to give Kushner the clearance anyway
  • Jared Kushner, Manafort and Don Jr met with a Russian Lawyer specifically to get dirt on Hillary Clinton – and then lied about it.
  • A month after the meeting with the Russian lawyer, Trump publicly asked Russia to reveal any information to hurt Hillary Clinton and help him win the election.
  • Trump adviser Carter Page had dozens of contacts with Russia that Russian intelligence tried to recruit him.
  • Trump got the Republican National Committee to remove their harsh criticism of Russia from the Republican Party platform
  • Trump admitted he fired the FBI Director to impede the Russia investigation.
  • Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, lied to Congress about his ties to Russia.
  • Sessions illegally falsified information about his contacts with Russia on his Justice Department security application.
  • Trump’s first Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had huge conflicts of interest and stood to make a fortune if sanctions against Russia are lifted.
  • Trump adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the campaign’s ties to Russia.


25. Trump ignored the deaths of thousands in Puerto Rico

After the official death toll from Hurricane Maria rose to nearly 3000 people, Trump insisted that the actual death toll was around 60 and claimed the Democrats made up that larger number just to make him look bad. He actually trivialized the deaths of nearly 3000 people to make himself look like a victim.

After a terrorist attack in Manchester England on May 25, 2017, the Trump Administration had leaked so much classified information to the media that the United Kingdom said they would stop sharing information about the terrorist attack with the United States.

27. For no apparent reason, Trump reduced automobile fuel efficiency standards

Although auto makers had already agreed to higher fuel efficiency standards, Trump reduced those standards for no apparent reason. Thanks to this decision, our fossil fuel consumption is increasing as is our dependence on foreign oil and the amount of toxins in our air. There was no positive economic benefit to roll back these standards.

28. He’s making climate change worse.

Despite the objections of the overwhelming majority of scientists, Trump is rolling back all the climate change initiatives from the past few years. There is virtually no benefit to this country by easing these standards, but Trump is rejecting the entire scientific community just so he can help a few corporate CEOs make a few more dollars at the expense of everyone else.

29. Trump is destroying the best things about America.

  • He eliminated federal funding to a program to feed the elderly.
  • He cut funding for mammograms and other women’s health screenings.
  • He reduced environmental standards to allow more toxins in our drinking water.
  • He's made it easier for the mentally ill to get a gun.
  • And his tax proposals redistribute more wealth from the poor and middle class to the very wealthy.

Every one of the proposed replacements for Obamacare would take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and give huge tax breaks to the very rich.

Dodd-Frank was the law enacted to prevent another financial collapse like the one in 2008. Although many people said it didn’t go far enough in regulating the financial institutions, Donald Trump wants to repeal it altogether and take us back to the same conditions that gave us the financial collapse that cost taxpayers a trillion dollars to bail out big corporations. Once again this will benefit a few of his wealthy friends but it will hurt the rest of us.

32. Trump has a bizarre relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump insists that he got Kim Jong Un to end his nuclear weapons program despite the fact that all US intelligence agencies report that program is continuing unabated.

According to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, when US intelligence agencies informed the president that North Korea was developing missiles capable of reaching the United States, Trump refused to believe them. Trump said he believed Vladimir Putin, who told him that North Korea had no such missiles.

33. Trump has lowered the bar for future presidencies.

Prior to Donald Trump, we have never before had someone become president with such a complete and total lack of experience in governing and the military. No candidate has ever demonstrated the ignorance of political issues that he did in the debates. No presidential nominee has had such a well-documented history of sexist behavior toward women as Trump. No candidate has ever had Trump’s tendency toward obnoxious, childish and crude behavior. If Trump is the new normal, then this does not bode well for the future of our country.

Donald Trump repeatedly said we should keep US troops in Middle Eastern countries like Iraq indefinitely for the purpose of seizing their oilfields and taking their oil.

He told the Wall Street Journal “I always heard that when we went into Iraq we went in for the oil. I said, ‘oh, that sounds smart.’ But, we never did. I would take the oil.

“So you would keep troops in Iraq after this year?” asked Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Evans. “I would take the oil,” Trump responded. Confused, Evans responded, “Does that mean keeping troops there, or staying involved in Iraq?” “You heard me, I would take the oil,” Trump insisted. “I would not leave Iraq and let Iran take the oil.”

Steve Bannon is known for racially divisive, sexist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric on the Breitbart website. It is the height of irony that Donald Trump, the president who decries “fake news” hired one of the worst purveyors of fake news in the country as his chief strategist.

In December, 2015, Trump issued this statement. "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”
It is the first time any president ever proposed banning entry to the country based on religion.

After becoming president, Trump banned anyone coming from several mostly Muslim countries from entering the United states. Strangely, many of the countries targeted have not produced any terrorists who have attacked the US. Yet Saudi Arabia, which produced most of the 9/11 hijackers, was not on the list.

37. He told is supporters to assault non-violent protesters at his rallies.

More than once during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump encouraged his supporters to physically assault non-violent protesters at his rallies. Here are a few Trump quotes from his rallies.

  • “You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher folks.”
  • “I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya.”
  • "Get him out of here. Knock the crap out of him would you? Seriously. I'll pay the legal fees."

Trump also suggested that "the 2nd Amendment people" might be able to stop Hillary Clinton if she wins the election.

After a group of neo-Nazis, KKK members, and Confederate flag supporters violently clashed with counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump refused to condemn the white supremacists. He actually defended them and said there were violent people on both sides and that there were many good people among the right wing protesters. After a few days he read a statement saying he opposed the KKK. Then the next day, he again defended the extremists.

Trump’s Justice Department intervened in a private civil rights lawsuit arguing that gay people are not protected by the ban on sex discrimination in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Without consulting with the Defense Department or Congressional leaders, Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

40. Trump routinely makes sexist remarks about women and insults their appearance.

About Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face... Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?

When a New York Times columnist wrote about Trump’s bankruptcies, he sent her a copy of her article with her picture circled and the words “the face of a dog” written across it.

In a Tweet he called Bette Midler: “an extremely unattractive woman”. About Rosie O’Donnell, “If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired’ ”.

After Megyn Kelly asked him in a debate about his history of making sexist remarks about women, Trump proceeded to make sexist insults about her for months afterward, often calling her a "bimbo".

Trump has bragged about walking into beauty pageant dressing rooms unannounced as women were dressing. When some women confirmed that he did this, he then denied it.

During the Republican primaries, Trump posted an unflattering picture of Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, next to a glamour shot of his wife Melania saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

41. Trump insisted that a Federal judge should be removed from a case simply because of the Judge’s Mexican heritage.

When federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican heritage, ruled against Donald Trump in a lawsuit regarding Trump University, Mr. Trump said Judge Curiel should be removed from the case because he was Mexican (although he was born in Indiana). Trump repeatedly cited Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage as the reason why he should be removed from the case. When asked to explain how his remarks about Judge Curiel were not racist, Trump dodged the question over 20 times.

42. Trump has taken political debate to a new low with his petty insults and snide remarks.

We usually want the US president to be a statesman - someone who treats people with civility and respect. More than any other president in history, Trump engages in personal attacks, insulting people's appearance, ethnic background or physical handicap. He mocked a handicapped reporter, claimed Ted Cruz’ father was linked to the Kennedy assassination, insulted the parents of a dead US soldier, and ridiculed John McCain’s military service saying “I like people who don’t get captured”. He uses nicknames like “lying Ted”, “little Marco”, “low energy Jeb” and “crooked Hillary”.

Trump uses these endless insults as a substitute for real debate because he's not capable of engaging in a meaningful discussion of the issues.

43. Trump’s complete lack of useful experience is hurting the country

Every president before Trump either had military experience like Washington, Grant or Eisenhower or they had experience in state or federal government. Donald Trump has no history of military service and no experience in governing or legislating. He claimed that his background as a successful businessman qualified him to be president but he refused to release the most useful information to evaluate his success as a businessman – his tax returns.

During the campaign, Trump demonstrated an appalling lack of knowledge about the topics being discussed and often didn’t understand the question.

He didn’t know the names of foreign leaders or the names of many Islamic militant groups, didn’t know that Russia had invaded Ukraine. He complained that any questions asking for specific information are “gotcha questions”.

When asked a question about our nuclear triad, Trump didn’t know what that meant and still couldn’t answer after the questioner explained it to him.

Trump said that he would learn about all of that after he became president. Sadly, his ignorance continued into his presidency. After the election, he even refused to attend most of his daily national security briefings.

In the summer of 2017, his own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, frustrated with Trump’s lack of knowledge about urgent matters, called Trump a “moron” in front of other cabinet members. When asked about this, Tillerson has not denied it.

45. He possesses none of the qualities we usually demand from a president.

At the very least, we expect our president to be tactful, civil and diplomatic, to be gracious, even when dealing with political opponents. We expect him to fully understand the issues and the way government works; to show humility and accept criticism gracefully so he can learn from his mistakes. We expect him to conduct himself like a gentleman.

Donald Trump constantly fails on every one of these levels.

46. He has made America a laughingstock to the rest of the world.

His obsessive bragging caused the entire United Nations General Assembly to burst out laughing during his speech after he said “We’ve accomplished more than any other administration in the history of our country.”

47. He made a fortune by bankrupting his casinos and walking away with his investor’s money.

The Trump Foundation illegally made a $25,000 contribution to the Florida Attorney General who was investigating Trump’s fake University.

To cover up the illegal payment, the Trump Foundation falsely reported the $25,000 contribution on their taxes, claiming that it went to a charity in Kansas which, in fact, never received any money from them.

The Federal Trade Commission said Trump violated the law by using illegal methods to try to take over a competitor’s casino business. Ultimately, Trump had to pay a $750,000 penalty for violating anti-trust laws

Before taking office, most new presidents put their investments into a blind trust to avoid any conflict of interest. Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the US Office of Government Ethics could not get President Trump to divest his business interests to avoid such conflicts. Shaub ultimately resigned over Trump's ethics violations and conflicts of interest.

Trump has, in fact, profited greatly from his presidency. He doubled the dues for his Mar-a-Lago resort and doubled his profits at Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. During his presidential campaign, he charged the campaign for using his airplane and Trump Tower, making huge profits on each.

Summary

Don't take my word for any of this. Every fact above can be independently verified and I encourage you to do so.

You may have noticed that many of these facts have little to do with Trump’s policies or political views. Trump’s unfitness for the presidency transcends political ideology.

His tenuous mental state, divisiveness, total lack of qualifications for the job, his personal corruption, his constant and obvious lies, and his vulgar, obnoxious personality make him the most horribly unqualified person for the presidency in history.

Questions & Answers

  • As the Trump Presidency is in the late stages of his first term, do you think that as time goes by, are you less critical of George W. Bush as President?

    That's a fair question. George W. Bush was terrible for this country in countless ways, yet he did not suffer from the horrific personality traits that Donald Trump has.

    Bush was not the smartest of men, had poor social skills and was terrible at diplomacy, yet he excels in all these areas compared to Trump.

    It remains to be seen if Trump will do as much harm to this country as Bush did, but no president has ever been as vulgar, obnoxious, petty, immature, thin-skinned and just downright ignorant as Donald Trump has been.

    So yes, in some ways Donald Trump has made me slightly less critcal of George W. Bush as far as his personal behavior is concerned.

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      Matt 

      2 months ago

      I’m so glad I’m not a Democrat. This is nothing, but fear mongering.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Co-Sign a million times, Bonnie.

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      Bonnie Jacobson 

      5 months ago

      America will have a hard time cleaning up our reputation with our former European Allies after we remove Trump from office. And that is the moment when we will discover all kinds of corruption and abuse of his privileges as President. I would not be surprised if he has found a way to steal money from the Treasury as well...perhaps with the help of his son-in-law, and even his daughter. We need to do more than remove him from office, and his family from the White House. We need to establish new, better articulated laws, or changes to our Constitution to articulate that the President and other elected officials may not bring extended family into the White House, or hire them to perform high security roles, or serve as contacts with foreign powers. And I think Donald Trump should be sentenced to jail for a period of time after he is removed from office, as well. He has gained the presidency though fraud and dishonesty, and he did it for the sole purpose of profiting from his time in office. I so wish we could remove him immediately, and not wait until November 2020. I am sure that I am not alone in this desire.

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      bradmasteroccal 

      5 months ago

      Jeff

      Russia bought a controlling interest in the Uranium, it is irrelevant what happens to the Uranium.

      And as you are so found of saying about Trump and his Russian involvement, why doesn't it also valid here. If Trump and not Obama allowed that Uranium deal to go through, you would be all over it. You would make some connections between Trump and Russia that it was a pay back for influencing the election. You would then start again with the Putin Trump bromance.

      "There is no point debating you when you continue to post bald-faced lies after they have been thoroughly disproved."

      B: There you go again with the character assassination and the name calling, but you gave no evidence to support these wild accusations against me.

      Then you go on and on about my being off topic, and I have to once again tell you I am not a conservative, and you don't discuss the topic of your own article. What you do is try to discredit anyone that challenges your empty and defamatory assertions.

      If you write programs like you discuss your articles, I see a huge quality control problem with your code. BTW, how would you like your computer program be trashed before you complete it. That is what you are doing with this article by not letting the 4 year program finish.

      Refugees being snuck into U.S. on UPS flights?

      'UPS plane, at least 30 buses filled with people' -- Refugees?

      By Shepard Ambellas -

      November 23, 2015

      MIDDLETOWN, Penn. (INTELLIHUB) — An eyewitness claims that he saw at least “thirty” buses being filled with people, possibly refugees, who had disembarked a “UPS flight” at Harrisberg International Airport last Thursday.

      “These buses just came in on a UPS flight from Harrisberg International Airport […] they had FBI escorts,” said the eyewitness while following two of the buses down a busy highway in his vehicle, capturing them on video.

      “They snuck em’ out of there.”

      “Bus number 245,” said the eyewitness.

      “Why is hundreds of people being snuck in on a UPS flight?”

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      jeff61b 

      6 months ago

      Brad -

      I responded to your entire point about the uranium.

      You and I both know that your claim that the US sold 20% of our uranium to Russia – or ANY uranium to Russia – as part of the Uranium One sale is untrue. It has been thoroughly disproved within the comments that you yourself posted.

      The only sale was when a Russian company bought partial ownership in a Canadian mining company. That company mines uranium in the United States. No uranium was sold to Russia. No uranium left the United States.

      You are twisting yourself into knots to try to keep from admitting you are wrong about this.

      You have not only shown yourself to tell bald-faced lies on the scale of Donald Trump, but you have refused to admit when you are wrong – even when you quote a source that proves you wrong.

      There is no point debating you when you continue to post bald-faced lies after they have been thoroughly disproved.

      Then you go way off-topic and proceed to make unfounded accusations about President Obama or Hillary Clinton and you demand that I "prove" you wrong. No, that’s not how it works. It is up to you, the accuser to prove your accusation, not up to someone else to prove that it’s untrue.

      There are intelligent conservatives with whom I can have a meaningful political discussion. You are not one of them. You just parrot right wing talking points long after they’ve been proven untrue.

      I've not deleted your comments because I'm content to let people see the circular logic and flawed reasoning that you use.

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      Brad 

      6 months ago

      Your check sum doesn't match the content.

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      Read what I said, not what you think. I commented on the who politifact article, and your response is hardly an answer, much less an argument to support your point. I never said anything about the Uranium going out of the country, even though it said some do.

      This is what I said, "Russia has a majority stake, and if you use the associates by the democrats that anyone that Trump or his team had with Russians was the same as having direct contact with Putin and the Russian government, then we sold Uranium to Russia."

      Also what about the rest of my detailed comment? Which you ignored.

      You cherry pick, and you ignore or shred question you can't answer.

      These are not divide by zero situations, they have answers.

      Jeff

      I took the time to read your comment, and make a detailed argument for my points. You have chosen to just make it personal, and attack me instead of my points.

      I am willing to argue my points and discuss them with you, but I won't let you attack me.

      The choice is yours.

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      jeff61b 

      6 months ago

      Brad -

      Once again you are mis-stating facts and contriving data that is not in the Politifact article that you are quoting. You are saying that because this partly Russian owned company is mining 20% of the uranium in the US, that means we sold uranium to Russia.

      That is a falsehood. The Politifact article does not support your claim.

      The uranium stays in the United States.

      You are lying once again.

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      Brad 

      6 months ago

      I can’t speak for the Red Queen but most everything she said was a fact.

      B: And your following statements don't make any proof, evidence or fact?

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      Trump said he’d like to date his daughter, he cheated on his wife with a porn star, bragged about his sexual harassment and mocked a disabled person. Those are facts. Unless you’ve been in a cave for the past 3 years, you should be aware of all those facts.

      B: First, none of these innuendoes, accusations are relevant or prove any facts about president Trump. They preceded his presidency, and they are not facts.

      1. When did he say he would like to date his daughter, what was the contexts, and what is the issue?

      2. There was no proof, no court case, no facts that it was anything but the porn star trying to get money. We don't have anything but the word of a porn star. It is also reasonable that she was trying to take advantage of Trump who was in the middle of his campaign for the presidency. Celebrities and others deal with these kind of issues all the time. Rather than spend the time and the money to vindicate themselves they give them a settlement to go away. That doesn't mean that there was truth, just someone taking advantage of the situation. Why did a ten year old event not come up sooner. There was ten years, and you think it was just a coincidence that it happened when he was in the presidential race.

      3. Bragged about what sexual harassment? You couldn't possibly mean the single incident with Billy Bush, that was a private conversation in 2005. If it happened to a democrat, you would say why did NBC make public a private conversation that could influence the presidential election. This was two guys talking, not doing.

      4. Where are the facts about mocking a disabled person?

      None of these four things that you supported as facts, are facts at all. They are just accusations. To go further than accusations, you need proof, and you don't have any.

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      You, however, have posted a lot of comments in the past that contained falsehoods or right wing myths that were devoid of facts.

      B: Where is you proof, or even your record of these falsehoods. Now you are just accusing me, again just your opinion.

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      You falsely claimed Obama airlifted illegal aliens into our country.

      B: They are living in Minnesota, prove me wrong.

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      You falsely claimed that Bill Clinton “did nothing” about Bin Laden when he was president. I’ve previously shredded that falsehood.

      B: You couldn't disprove my statement, so you shred them. If it was a falsehood, you could have posted why it was a falsehood. But since you shred them, you proved my assertion that Bill Clinton did nothing to find OBL, which could have stopped the 911 attack. 1993 WTC OBL plan did try to blowup the WTC building, and it eight years later for 911. All that time, and nothing. Then you accolade that when Obama became president they found OBL and killed him. That mission almost failed and they learned little to nothing about OBL and 911.

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      I could go on but it’s not worth the effort and you will only deflect and attack as you've often done.

      B: Jeff, what you call an attack is a rebuttal to your empty accusations, and opinions.

      del if u wish.

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      Brad 

      6 months ago

      Jeff

      President Donald Trump repeated an incorrect claim on Thursday that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of the United States’ uranium while serving as secretary of State. The fact-checking website PolitiFact has determined that statement, which Trump first made on the campaign trail, is mostly false.

      B: The keywords is "mostly false".

      “We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It’s a thing called nuclear weapons and other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things,” Trump said during a press conference.

      The claim isn’t true. Between 2009 and 2013, Russia’s atomic energy agency, Rosatom, purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company called Uranium One, The New York Times reported in 2015. The Toronto-based firm’s mining assets in Wyoming, Utah and elsewhere in the United States account for about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity, according to the Times.

      B: Russia has a majority stake, and if you use the associates by the democrats that anyone that Trump or his team had with Russians was the same as having direct contact with Putin and the Russian government, then we sold Uranium to Russia.

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      PolitiFact pointed out that 20 percent of uranium capacity is different from 20 percent of existing uranium. Moreover, the State Department was one of nine government agencies that had to sign off on the deals. Other federal and state regulators also had to approve them.

      B: What is the significant difference when you are talking about the low quantities of uranium to make a bomb. The approval could have been stopped by anyone of 9 people representing the US government, but it wasn't stopped. What did selling uranium to anyone outside the Russia do for the country?

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      Clinton was the nation’s top diplomat when the sales took place, and the Obama administration was still trying to reset relations with Moscow at the time, PolitiFact noted.

      However, Clinton did not represent the State Department on the panel of agency officials who approve deals such as the Uranium One transaction. The representative at the time, former Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez, told the Times, “Mrs. Clinton never intervened with me on any C.F.I.U.S. matter,” referring to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

      B: Clinton was the State Department, and that allowing the Assistant Secretary to agree was the same as her agreeing with the decision. As secretary of state she is the responsible one for any state department decisions whether she was involved with them or not.

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      The national security question raised by the transaction at the time centered on whether it would make the United States reliant on foreign sources of uranium, not on the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the Times reported. The United States and Russia had exchanged enriched and raw uranium for years, according to the Times.

      B: So with the previous relationship between the US and Russia exchanging uranium for years, why is it today that the democrats make an opposite view of Russia today. Today, they want to provoke another cold with Russia like they had with the USSR, or even worse get into a real war. None of this makes sense considering they had no problem with Russia 6 years ago. And apparently when they made that deal when Hillary was sec of state, they didn't consider Russia once again an enemy at a later date.

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      jeff61b 

      6 months ago

      Bradmaster –

      You tend to ask, “where are the facts?” when someone expresses an opinion different from yours.

      I can’t speak for the Red Queen but most everything she said was a fact.

      Trump said he’d like to date his daughter, he cheated on his wife with a porn star, bragged about his sexual harassment and mocked a disabled person. Those are facts. Unless you’ve been in a cave for the past 3 years, you should be aware of all those facts.

      You, however, have posted a lot of comments in the past that contained falsehoods or right wing myths that were devoid of facts.

      You falsely claimed that Russia got 20% of our uranium. You know that’s not true. They never got an ounce. You falsely claimed Obama airlifted illegal aliens into our country. You falsely claimed that Bill Clinton “did nothing” about Bin Laden when he was president. I’ve previously shredded that falsehood.

      I could go on but it’s not worth the effort and you will only deflect and attack as you've often done.

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      bradmaster 

      6 months ago

      The red queen

      Where is your evidence? Great speech but where are the facts? And how do you rate a presidency before it is finished?

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      The red queen 

      6 months ago

      Just wondering. When Trump is convicted without a doubt of collusion with Russia against the US or is convicted without a doubt of obstruction of justice or even treason against the United States, you 30% can stand up and apologize for your stupidity. And ladies who still support the man who wants to date his daughter, sleep with porn stars while his wife is pregnant, calls women disgusting names and is proud of his sexual harassment, what are you telling your daughters or granddaughters when asked about the president? Will you lie to them? Do any of you have a friend or family member with a disability or someone who was killed in service of his country? How the hell do you defend mocking a disabled person or insulting a family whose son made the ultimate sacrifice? And don't even get me started on John McCain. That useless 5 time draft dodger with phony bone spurs dares to insult a hero like McCain?

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      Ara Vahanian 

      6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Historians have it correct. According to results released by Time Magazine 170 presidential historians have ranked Trump in last place in terms of greatness prior to Presidents Day last year. I think that when this presidency is all over, Trump will be ranked as the worst president in history. I make this comment saying the above being rational about it. I have given this article one full read and I have skimmed over it again.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      6 months ago

      Jeff1b

      As you persist with this mockery, I have decided to change my mind to offset your obsession against Trump.

      "Although still in his first term in office, Donald Trump's presidency has been so tumultuous and unorthodox that people forget - or simply cannot keep track of what has occurred in the past two years.

      B: The term for a president is 4 years, and you have proven you are bias and don't acknowledge any of his accomplishments.

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      1. Trump’s irrational obsession with the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

      Source

      Trump incessantly bragged that he had the largest inaugural crowd in history despite photographic evidence proving it was untrue. He was so unhinged over this that on his first full day in office he made his press secretary, Sean Spicer, call a special press conference just to berate the news media for showing pictures that proved his inaugural crowd was much smaller than Obama’s.

      B: This was in turn an even more irrational obsession with the democrats, CNN, and other anti Trump media. This was tagged by the democrats and their media as a lie. Does either side have any proof that can be called a fact. The fact is that many democrats in congress used this event to protest, and that is more important than the size of the crowd. If the republicans would have down this to Obama, they would have cried Racist, and other demeaning accusations, but because it was Trump the media focus on his statement, rather the purpose of the event.

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      2. Trump is the only US President to routinely hurl petty, childish insults at people

      Most US presidents learn to grow a thick skin and ignore much of the criticism aimed at them, but Donald Trump is so incredibly thin skinned that he has to attack anyone who even mildly criticizes him, whether it’s the parents of a soldier who died in service to his country, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico discussing the speed of the relief efforts, or a celebrity who makes a joke about him on TV. Trump's petty childishness seems to have no end. He frequently pounds out angry Tweets in the middle of the night over minor comments by celebrities."

      B: What other president had the democrats in congress, the media, Hollywood TV and movies, the White House press corp, and celebrities all taking a shot at the sitting president of the US. Thick skin for holding a severed head of a likeness of Trump is that a minor complaint.

      1. The Muslim parents or a Muslim solder who died in a war not caused or favored by private citizen Trump. This was a political setup and it has nothing to do with Trump. This was a planned attack by the parents of the son that was killed. President Obama should have comforted them, not Trump. Although Trump said the right thing about the son.

      2. What about the mayor of Puerto Rico?

      3. Calling the president an Orangutan is childish, and when Roseanne makes a reference to Planet of the Apes she gets fired, but not the person who calls the president flat out an Orangutan.

      4. Unlike other presidents, you have a direct link with president Trump through his tweets.

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      .

      Computers used to have a single NOP command, but your word programming equivalence uses a Macro with so many non functioning words.

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      JT Jones 

      9 months ago

      Jeff61B,

      You should stick to computers and give up political commentary because you SUCK at it! Relying on Fake News sources such as The Washington Post, LA Times, AP, and others shows your obvious bias attitude towards President Trump. Including personal attacks that lack materiality in your ridiculous list of 50 reasons makes it clear you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. You have called this President childish. I could only read about 7 or 8 of your childish reasons on this list because they are so ridiculous and lack merit. I truly regret wasting the 30 minutes or I’ve spent reading and responding to an uninformed hypocrite like yourself.

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      Brad 

      19 months ago

      Jeff

      Brad

      If you want to comment on the content of this article, or respond to someone's comment, feel free to do so.

      But don't copy and paste entire articles or go off on a long tangent about some unrelated issue.

      B:

      You told me that I should google your facts for verification, and I did. It was from the NY Times, not Fox News.

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      B:

      I won't be commenting here at all, as I have not received anything but demoganda, and NOPs.

      You chose not to comment, so Bye

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    • jeff61b profile imageAUTHOR

      jeff61b 

      19 months ago

      Brad

      If you want to comment on the content of this article, or respond to someone's comment, feel free to do so.

      But don't copy and paste entire articles or go off on a long tangent about some unrelated issue.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Her office was stolen...by your man.

      Good luck uniting.

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      BradmasterOC 

      19 months ago

      yd

      Yes,I am happy with president Trump not sanctioning Russia. The whole sanction of Russia was from president Obama. We have a new president with new ideas.

      If he is not your prez then once again tell me where is your prez?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol brad......you upset? With that lengthy outburst, you can't answer one simple question that is relevant NOW, TODAY.

      Your prez refused to implement Russian sanctions...

      You ok with that?

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      Brad 

      19 months ago

      Jeff

      "Before taking office, most new presidents put their investments into a blind trust to avoid any conflict of interest. Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the US Office of Government Ethics could not get President Trump to divest his business interests to avoid such conflicts. Shaub ultimately resigned over Trump's ethics violations and conflicts of interest."

      B: So that means some new presidents don't. Where have these purported Ethics and Conflicts been seen in his performance?

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      Trump has, in fact, profited greatly from his presidency.

      B:

      FACT, Really.

      He doubled the dues for his Mar-a-Lago resort and doubled his profits at Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. During his presidential campaign, he charged the campaign for using his airplane and Trump Tower, making huge profits on each.

      B:

      It that all you got? How do you make a profit spending money? And he only used half of Hillary's $1.2 billion to get elected.

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      Summary

      Don't take my word for any of this. Every fact above can be independently verified and I encourage you to do so.

      B:

      When I see some facts, I will do that. So far, nothing.

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      You may have noticed that many of these facts have little to do with Trump’s policies or political views. Trump’s unfitness for the presidency transcends political ideology.

      B:

      Your comment doesn't transcend anything. No facts just emotional Demoganda. Maybe in a meta language you created can these emotions be classed as facts, No in real life.

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      His tenuous mental state, divisiveness, total lack of qualifications for the job, his personal corruption, his constant and obvious lies, and his vulgar, obnoxious personality make him the most horribly unqualified person for the presidency in history

      B:

      These are Not Facts once again.

      We have had a year to gauge his qualifications? What you have given here is the same as dividing by zero and trying to come up with a value.

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    • jeff61b profile imageAUTHOR

      jeff61b 

      19 months ago

      Bradmaster –

      I need to address some of your “facts”.

      You say Bill Clinton “did nothing” after the WTC was attacked in 1993. By “did nothing” you mean the bombers were hunted down, arrested, tried, convicted and imprisoned. He also went to Congress and requested more money to fight terrorism and he tripled the FBI’s counter terrorism budget. Doesn’t sound to me like he did nothing.

      You also said President Obama took all the troops out of Iraq. Well, sorta. Bush signed the agreement determining the withdrawal date. Obama simply stuck to Bush’s timeline. The American people overwhelmingly wanted out of Iraq, the Iraqi people overwhelmingly wanted us out and the Iraqi government wanted us out.

      As for border security, Obama turned away and deported more illegal aliens than any president in history. He did not airlift them into America.

      Also, Russia did not get twenty percent of our uranium as you claim. Russia got zero percent of our uranium. Russia did buy partial ownership in a Canadian company that mines uranium and nobody in Canada or the US objected at the time. Not even one Republican.

      A president does need to be tactful, civil, diplomatic, and have some meaningful experience in government. Trump fails on every level and we’re seeing it every day.

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      Brad 

      19 months ago

      yd

      Me thinks thou protest too much, it is you that is exuding hate.

      It that all you have after reading my lengthy comment?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      He refused to implement sanctions, voted near unanimous by congress....

      You agree with that action?

      Never mind his exuding hate.

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      Brad 

      19 months ago

      Fifty reasons why not to be a Democrat.

      I will only respond to a couple of your fifty because they are petty and mean nothing compared to Trump's accomplishments.

      All without the help of any democrat, and a few republicans.

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      43. Trump’s complete lack of useful experience is hurting the country

      Every president before Trump either had military experience like Washington, Grant or Eisenhower or they had experience in state or federal government. Donald Trump has no history of military service and no experience in governing or legislating. He claimed that his background as a successful businessman qualified him to be president but he refused to release the most useful information to evaluate his success as a businessman – his tax returns.

      B:

      The answer to this is that look at all the professional politicians that have gone before him, and how did any military background or political experience help the country or the people.

      For the past one hundred years, we have been in almost continuous wars, and wars we didn't really win. It not only cost the US billions of dollars, but the lives of our military, the ones that died, and the ones that got physically and or mentally damaged. For what?

      The problems with Syria, North Korea, Isis, Isil, Iraq, and Afghanistan, along with the Terrorists in the Middle East were all in play before Trump became president.

      In 1993 the WTC building was bombed, and president Clinton knew that it was OBL that was behind it. But, Clinton did nothing, He rode the high of the economy that was based on the dot com bubble.

      Then in 2001 OBL successfully completes taking down WTC 1,2 and 7, and I mean took it all the way to the ground. Then we go into Afghanistan where OBL is supposed to be hiding out. It wasn't the country of Afghanistan that bombed the WTC, but we go to war with them anyway.

      Then that wasn't enough, GW Bush using the same US Intel that Trump didn't believe and doesn't trust claimed that Iraq had WMD. They didn't, and the US goes to war with Iraq a second time. GW's father did it the first time. Then president Obama takes all the troops out of Iraq, and this gives ISIS their ISIL.

      In 2008, all these professional politicians that you regard so highly were all out on the campaign trail for their party's presidential candidate and either for themselves or their party's seat in congress. And while they were all campaigning, no one saw the economy on the verge of collapse.

      Maybe they all thought it could wait until after the election, but it didn't wait.

      President Bush waged war during most of his term, and the democrat's dream that everyone should own a home had its bubble burst. The signs of that bubble burst were known wait back in 2007, but no one did anything. Both parties contributed to the problem, and neither party had any solutions.

      They both took care of bailing out the banks and financial institutions that were going bankrupt, but they didn't do anything to protect the victims of the economic meltdown, the home owners that got these bad loans. Sure, they were also the problem, but they probably thought it was safe because the government backed it. They weren't, and with the economy in the tank, many of them lost their jobs, and most of their 401K nest. The bailed out companies used the bail money to give themselves 7 figure bonuses calling themselves key employees. Like we need these people that took down their own companies to get a second chance to do it again.

      In 2001, the trillion dollar US military, and the 17 US intelligence agencies failed to prevent the attack, they also failed to stop the attack when it started, and not a single defensive action was even in play.

      Just a few things that show none of your presidential criteria was useful for the country and its people.

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      44. Trump doesn’t want to take the time to learn what he needs to know to be president.

      Trump appears stumped by question on nuclear triad - CNN Video

      During the campaign, Trump demonstrated an appalling lack of knowledge about the topics being discussed and often didn’t understand the question.

      He didn’t know the names of foreign leaders or the names of many Islamic militant groups, didn’t know that Russia had invaded Ukraine. He complained that any questions asking for specific information are “gotcha questions”.

      When asked a question about our nuclear triad, Trump didn’t know what that meant and still couldn’t answer after the questioner explained it to him.

      Trump said that he would learn about all of that after he became president. Sadly, his ignorance continued into his presidency. After the election, he even refused to attend most of his daily national security briefings.

      In the summer of 2017, his own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, frustrated with Trump’s lack of knowledge about urgent matters, called Trump a “moron” in front of other cabinet members. When asked about this, Tillerson has not denied it.

      45. He possesses none of the qualities we usually demand from a president.

      GOP Senator calls White House "an adult day care center': - ABC News

      B:

      What was president Obama doing about these military issues. When he left office, North Korea was well on their nuclear missile way. North Korea was left unchecked and conspiring with Iran. President Trump gave a lot of money to Iran, I guess so they could use it for their nuclear program.

      How did president Obama do in Syria, or the Ukraine as they were major problems he left for Trump.

      Every year over twenty billion dollars in drugs cross our southern border into the US, and what did president Obama do about it. President Clinton and president Bush were on board with border security, while Obama not at all. He was too busy airlifting them right into mainland America.

      How did his two years in the senate help him with taking down Libya, and the resulting Benghazi.

      Russia was called our biggest enemy by Obama and yet who allowed the Russians to get twenty percent of our Uranium?

      My point is that your criteria has been proven through history to be worthless.

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      At the very least, we expect our president to be tactful, civil and diplomatic, to be gracious, even when dealing with political opponents. We expect him to fully understand the issues and the way government works; to show humility and accept criticism gracefully so he can learn from his mistakes. We expect him to conduct himself like a gentleman.

      B:

      As I just mentioned all that was meaningless when you look at how those icons that you mention actually did with those skills in history.

      This is not prep school, the president doesn't have to be anything but effective and make America great, safe, prosperous, and that is his job.

      The presidency is judged in history by their performance, and not their demeanor.

      Trump there is no substitute.

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      del if u wish

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      Ara Vahanian 

      22 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Precisely. I felt that Manafort was the one guy they absolutely had to go after and they did so. Justice will be served. He won't escape now especially with all the evidence coming out. This man didn't even disclose that he had a foreign bank account and he should have done so. The problem is that Paul Manafort is such a shady, crooked con-man that telling the truth didn't appeal to him.

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      Alternative Prime 

      22 months ago

      Of course Manifort & Gates "CONSPIRED Against The United States", I've expressed this opinion for months and anyone with even a Rudimentary Knowledge of the LAW understands these allegations ~ It's very likely that these two Russian Operatives are ONLY the First "Dominos to be TOPPLED" in this far-Reaching Criminal INVESTIGATION ~

      Soon, if we are still a nation of LAWs, which I'm still hopeful we are considering Federal Judges continue to "SMACK-Down" Trump's Ridiculously Unlawful "Travel BANs", Kushner, Trump Junior, Pence, Stone & even Mr. "Tricky Trump" himself will join them as "Co-Conspirators" among many other crimes perpetrated against the USA ~

      Manifort was Mr. Trump's Campaign Chairman, a Russian Operative who apparently neglected to inform the United States Government that he was acting in an "AGENCY Capacity" for Putin's satellite Ukraine, I wonder WHY? This guy was in charge of everything Trump, you can't possibly get any closer to Donald unless you're a child, in which case if you adhere to the law, they're in DEEP as well ~

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      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Ohhhhhhh....one of the charges against manafort is "conspiracy against the united states"

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      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, it is crime. Organized crime, of which trump and his whole family are involved...as well as numerous others of the GOP.....going back long time. They are staging a coup. And thank GOD for the deep state. If they are not successful, America as we know it is done. And I realize many people want this...hell, they have people HATING the US gvt so much, they voted on hate! Sorry that Hillary had to be the sacrificial lamb to get these guys....but we all know she won anyway. This is no joke, and many of us have intuited it since Ronald gd Reagan. Evil forces have been infiltrating for decades. And some of the political persuasions have been taken in. MY OPINION. Read this:

      https://www.villagevoice.com/1998/05/26/the-most-d...

      and read her:

      https://twitter.com/ninaandtito

      And keep fingers crossed for today....it may be the start or it may be the end. Go deep state!!!

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      Ara Vahanian 

      22 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Well... where do I even begin. This is a very good list of all the reasons why Donald Trump is unfit to be President of the United States. Every day that goes by, George W. Bush looks great compared to this guy. You're right, we have had bad presidents before but Trump is as bad as it gets mainly because of his behavior towards women, minorities, and especially members of his own party. You deserve praise, congratulations and another follower! From the way things are looking, Trump may not even get to 2020 and he'll be recognized by most historians as a laughing stock. I am so glad I did not vote for this terrible man.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Carter page just subpoena'd....according to some, there are tapes of him offering trumps quid pro qou to russia for putin.

      You elect me prez, you get sanctions lifted....500 billion exxon deal.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I dont know....im hearing about a lot more. And going on for a long time. Like how a liberal state like wisconsin elects a tea party guv....makes no sense.

      Trump was just willing to up the ante.

      Hes straight-up organized crime. But so is guliani, mcconnell, ryan, pence, sessions, nunes, rorbacher...they are all durty. And the whole cabal needs to go.

      Imo

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      Let's not "DIVERT" from the subject "Yes Dear" ~ To my knowledge, Mr. Trump is the ONLY Politician who is under "CRIMINAL Investigation" by Special Council & This Comprehensive Article Chronicles many FACTs which should inevitably lead to the DEMISE of Mr. Trump's Despicably Dangerous Pseudo-Presidency based upon EVIL Intent ~

      Only a Disturbed Psychopath could possibly even conceive of Sabotaging and or THREATENING Termination of HealthCARE that Vulnerable Americans such as YOUR Children, OUR Senior Citizens etc depend on ~ YES, Believe it or NOT, this Madness is actually happening right here in the USA echoing NAZI Germany ~

      According to REPORTs, Republican Senators such as John McCain & Bob Corker are finally just beginning to publically express what most congress-persons discuss in private, the Reality and "Sense of X-Treme URGENCY" pertaining to how to deal with a Mentally Unstable & Dreadfully Incompetent Meglomaniac ~

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      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, but they all need to go...all of them who took foreign money, and work for foreigh entities.

      And who lied to congress....all of them.

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      I believe everyone here and the Vast MAJORITY of Rational Patriotic Americans who Voted Against "Putin's Pathological Lying Puppet" Trump, would agree that if we are still a Nation of LAWs with a Valid Constitution, Donald and others will be INDICTED for a Virtual Myriad of CRIMEs including Obstruction of Justice, Abuse of Power, Witness Tampering & INTIMIDATION, Collusion, Conspiracy, Conflict of Interest & Constitutional VIOLATIONs, and perhaps even TREASON for publically Imploring Russian Operatives to Commit Espionage against the USA ~

      These are just a few "Actionable Counts" that we know of and do not include his Reckless, Irrational OUTBURSTs including "Prodding" Kim Jung Un into a Nuclear First Strike or his "Habitual Dishonesty" ~ I*N*S*A*N*E ~

      Unfortunately, as COMPREHENSIVE & Extensive a Chronicle Jeff's incredibly accurate article is, it's a "Living Compilation" that will need AMENDMENTs which means there are still future Trump ATROCITIEs, Evil Intentions, Dangerous Maniacal Episodes & Of Course Indictable Offenses which will need to be addressed and added subssequently ~ Until of course this EVIL Minded, Un-Patriotic 2-Bit Charlatan is REMOVED from our white house and delivered to his destiny, a federal prison, which will hopefully occur soon ~

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      Jo Miller 

      23 months ago from Tennessee

      We could add to this list daily.

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      Mike Russo 

      23 months ago from Placentia California

      In Trump's alternate reality brain, he is never wrong or at fault at anything and will never apologize, but he will quickly blame others for his screw-up's.

      http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-forc...

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      FACTs ~ A Primary Difference between Harvey Weinstein & Mr. Trump is that we already have at least one "SMOKING Cannon" from Trump, the Access Hollywood VIDEO Tape where he actually CONFESSEs on Camera to his Abominable ACTs against women ~ Another clear sign of Psychopathy ~

      If the action is allowed to move forward, this should be intsrumental in the "DEFAMATION" Law Suit filed against Donald ~ The Evidence in the "Weinstein SAGA" is at the beginning stages, no real "Smoking Gun" quite yet but certainly could be forthcoming ~

      "SYMPTOMs of Psychopathy": From my research, it looks like Ted Bundy suffered from just a few symptoms, but I think we can all agree based upon a 2 Year OBSERVATION of his Deranged, HATE Filled, Racist, Misogynistic, SELF-Absorbed, Self-Aggrandizing Paranoid, Erratically Unstable & Violence Laced Public Behavior, it's certainly no leap to assume Mr. Trump obviously Suffers from ALL 8 listed below ~ Just view the VIDEO Evidence in this & other comprehensive articles to form your opinion ~

      We can also ADD his "Violent Tendancies" to this list as well ~

      •Superficial charm and glibness.

      •Inflated sense of self-worth.

      •Constant need for stimulation.

      •Lying pathologically.

      •Conning others; being manipulative.

      •Lack of remorse or guilt.

      •Shallow emotions.

      •Callousness; lack of empathy.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Here's a a list of women and what they claim. Of course, we all know, unlike bill clinton's accusers, these women are all lying, huh?

      It's rightwing world

      We just live in it.

      http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-ac...

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      A Brief ADENDUM to Mike's Comment ~ There's actually a despute as to who wrote the "Art of the DEAL" ~ Tony Schwartz, co-author asserts that he wrote the book with minor contributions from Donald, and given Mr. Trump's HISTORY of Blatant Untruths, I think we can easily conclude who's the real author ~

      Regarding Mr. Trump's "Mental State" ~ I'd assume the Majority of "Reputable PSYCHIATRISTs" would conclude Donald suffers from SEVERE Mental ILLNESS ~For those interested, GOOGLE "Symptoms of Psychopathy" for a CHILLING Reality Check about Mr. Trump ~

      Next, imagine you were unaware of Ted Bundy's Murders, then watch a 10 minute interview with Ted Bundy, then a 10 minute interview with Mr. Trump then be HONEST with yourself, if someone told you one of these two individuals was a PSYCHOPATH, who would you think it was?? Pretty Sobering isn't it?? ~

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      Mike Russo 

      23 months ago from Placentia California

      Thank you for this article. I love the organization. Every assertion is backed up with verifiable evidence.

      I think Trump must of had a traumatic childhood, although he would never allow himself to acknowledge that. He sees his whole world based on winners and losers. And he always sees himself as the winner and never the cause of him losing.

      His name calling and counter punching is a way he elevates himself above his opponents. He detests people that he thinks are losers. I believe there lurks a very insecure little boy inside of him somewhere.

      I'm sure he does not realize that one of the precepts of being a president in a democracy is compromise. He does not have the ability to compromise or to say he is wrong. He believes motivation is based on insulting and threatening people.

      He learned how to divide and conquer in military school. He was sent there by his parents because he was an unruly child. In his book, "The Art of the Deal", he says he likes to use "truthful hyperbole" when making statements. This allows him to exaggerate to the point of lying. But I'm sure in his mind, he believes everything that he says, including the lies.

      The more he divides this country, the weaker it becomes. I do have a fear that if he stays in office, we will become a very weak and not to be trusted country in the geopolitical world.

      Thanks again for your article.

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      We can add the following to this GROWING "Work Product" ~ BOMBSHELL ~ According to Reports, Attorney's who represent the women who allege Mr. Trump Inappropriately Assaulted them, are now aggressively pursuing pertinent corroborating evidence via "SUBPOENAs" ~ Remember? This is the sizable group of women whom Mr. Trump claimed he was going to SUE for false accusations, and of course like so many of his Blatant LIEs, that NEVER happened ~ Now the Shoe is on the other foot ~

      Another Chapter in this "LIVING", "Extravagent, Complete & Conclusive" Searing INDICTMENT of Mr. Trump is our perceived image of his Apparent Psychopathy ~ If you GOOGLE "Symptoms of Psychopathy ', You might be Astonished to Discover the list virtually mirrors his "Erratic, Maniacally Deranged & Non-Empathetic Behavior ~

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      Angel Guzman 

      23 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      This is a great takedown!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Another home run for jeff61b!! Fantastic and true.

      Heres my hope:

      Next time, a woman runs again. Iran hacks into the republican campaign and releases info to public.

      While running, a tape of the woman emerges: "yeah, i tried to get him. I moved on him like a b*tch. He was married at the time, but fyyyne. But you know, powerful women like me can do anything. Grab em by the crotch...anything!"

      "Oh and btw, if someone doesnt like me, knock the crap out of em, will ya? Ill pay your legal fees"

      "Oh and also...a guy who gets a woman pregnant with an unwanted pregnancy must have a vasectomy"

      Wonder how far that woman would get? Think she'd be elected prez?

      I think she'd be run out of town....on a fast train. (not high speed like obama wanted unfortunately. Sorry barack...you wanted it, repubs said no chance in hell)

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      Alternative Prime 

      23 months ago from > California

      Congratulations, what a FANTASTIC "Compilation & Summation" ~ This could actually be used by Prosecutors ~ The only slight amendment I'd make is in the Title ~ "Could Be" to "IS" ~ Other than that, simply Phenomenal ~

      Unfortunately for the world, your article is right on target, we have never experienced a more Incompetent, Dreadfully Un-Qualified & Gratuitously CORRUPT Mentally Unstable Politician in United States HISTORY, and odds are we'll never see this again ~ Pray to GOD ~

      EVIL has Engulfed Our White House & it looks like a Mighty Struggle will ensue to "EXORCISE & Evict" the Demons ~

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