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

Updated on November 5, 2019
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50 Reasons Why Trump Is the Worst President Ever
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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. Trump has provided us with so many reasons why he's a horrible president that it was necessary for me to break them down into a few categories:

  • Scandals Involving Trump
  • His Questionable Mental State
  • His Many Outright Lies
  • Collusion With Russian
  • The Federal Investigation Into His Campaign
  • Decisions He's Made That Hurt Americans
  • His Foreign Policy Failures
  • His Sexism and Racism
  • His Crooked Business Dealings

Within these categories, I've outlined 50 reasons why I think Trump could be the worst president ever. Let’s start by looking at the multitude of scandals plaguing his presidency.

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.

The Many Scandals Involving Trump

1. The Russia Scandal

There is overwhelming evidence that Trump’s campaign accepted help from Russia in the 2016 election. Although the Mueller investigation did not conclude that Trump conspired with Russia, it also made it clear that Trump and his campaign knew about Russia's involvement and accepted their help in the 2016 campaign.

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. The 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. The 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.

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10. The Trump Immigration Scandal

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. 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. More than 150 Trump tenants—from foreign governments to big banks—throw the president's business some $175 million a year without an accounting of who they are or how much they pay.

Since Trump, unlike previous presidents, 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. The Trump Ukraine Scandal

In July 2019, Donald Trump issued instructions to withhold $392 million in military aid from the country of Ukraine. A week later, Trump spoke to Ukraine president Zelenskiy on the phone.

In that phone call, Trump repeatedly said that the “United States has been very, very good to Ukraine” and that it has “not been reciprocal”. When Zelenskiy said Ukraine needs more Javelin missiles for defense purposes, Trump responded by saying “I would like you to do us a favor though” and then proceeded to ask Zelenskiy to work with Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to investigate Joe Biden’s son.

To put it bluntly, Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine, and when the president of Ukraine asked for more military aid, Trump quite literally requested that they investigate the son of his political opponent as a condition for receiving that aid.

This was a blatant violation of the foreign emoluments clause (Article 1, Section 9) of the US Constitution which says that no US government office holder shall accept anything of value from any foreign country.

Not only did Trump violate the foreign emoluments clause by indicating that he would accept valuable help from a foreign leader to defeat his political opponent, he actually used extortion to pressure the president of Ukraine to help him get dirt on that opponent.

Trump's Mental State

14. His Mental State Is Highly Questionable

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.

Trump also has an 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.”

15. 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.

So Many Lies

16. He's Been Caught in More 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.

  • He lied about the US immigration policy for Muslims vs. Christians. Trump said US immigration policy made it easy for Muslims to enter the United States and nearly impossible for Christians to get in. Based on the known numbers of people entering the country, this statement was easily proved to be false.
  • He said he saw 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.
  • He lied about Obama releasing “vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay. Trump falsely claimed that the Obama administration released 122 “vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay who returned to the battlefield. Further investigation revealed that almost all of those prisoners were released by the Bush administration, not Obama.
  • He 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.
  • For years, he lied 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.
  • 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.”

Russian Collusion

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.

17. His Campaign Manager Helped Russia Interfere in the 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.

18. Donald Trump Jr. Sought Russian Help to Get 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.

19. He Changed the Republican Party Platform to Favor Russia

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.

20. His National Security Adviser Had to Resign After Lying About 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.

21. A Foreign Policy Adviser Was Recruited by Russian Intelligence

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.

22. Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath About Russian Contacts

Attorney General 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.

23. Trump Tacitly Admitted to Obstruction of Justice

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.

Trumps' Campaign Is Under Federal Investigation

24. The Many Reasons Why the Trump Campaign Is Under 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.

Trumps' Decisions Are Bad for Americans

25. He 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.

26. Thanks to Trump, Our Allies No Longer Trust Us

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.

Due to Trump’s incessant lies, insults and contrasting policy statements, many of our allies have publicly stated that they do not trust him and are struggling to gauge whether they can depend on the United States to honor commitments.

27. He Reduced Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards

Although automakers 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.

30. He Wants to Take Healthcare Away from Millions of Americans

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.

31. He's Setting Us Up for Another Financial Collapse

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.

Trump's Foreign Policy Failures

32. Trump Has a Bizarre Relationship with Kim Jong Un

Trump insists that he got North Korean Leader 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.

34. He Said He Wants US Troops in Iraq to Take Their Oil

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.”

35. He Appointed Steve Bannon, a White Nationalist

White House Chief Strategist 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.

36. His Solution to Terrorism Is to Ban Muslims

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 His Supporters to Assault Non-Violent Protesters at 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.

Trump Is Sexist, Racist, and Bigoted

38. He's Quick to Criticize Anyone—Except White Supremacists

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.

39. He's Rolling Back Civil Rights for Gay and Transgender People

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. He Routinely Makes Sexist and Insulting Remarks About Women

  • 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. He Wanted a Federal Judge 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.

Trump Is Extremely Unqualified

42. He Has Taken Political Debate to a New Low With Petty Insults

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. His Complete Lack of Useful Experience Is Harmful

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.

44. He Refuses to Take the Time to Learn

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 In 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 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.”

Crooked Business Dealings

47. He Made a Fortune by Bankrupting His Casinos

Trump bragged that declaring bankruptcy was a smart business move that enabled him to make a fortune. When Trump declared bankruptcy, he closed down his casinos, put hundreds of people out of work, and defaulted on his debts to contractors and suppliers.

48. Trump’s Charity Made an Illegal Payoff to a Politician

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.

49. He Violated Anti-Trust Laws

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

50. He Is Violating Ethics Standards and Profiting From His Presidency

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.

The Worst President

Don't take my word for any of this. Every fact above can be independently verified, and I encourage you to fact-check them for yourself.

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?

    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.

  • Why does Trump not like Mexicans?

    I'm guessing Trump doesn't really dislike Mexicans. It is just a political issue for him to pander to his ignorant and borderline racist base of supporters.

  • Why do you think people excuse Donald Trump's horrible, egregious behavior?

    Some people will overlook any amount of scandal, corruption and vulgar behavior as long as the politician has the letter "R" behind their name. As Trump himself bragged, he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue in New York City and shoot someone in broad daylight and not lose his supporters.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      25 hours ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump supporters can’t tell people not to name call. Trump does it every day. You support him, you take the name calling back. You don’t get to say it’s ok for him, not for me.

      Nor do you get to use Breitbart as a source, who said, after Ted Kennedy died,

      “He’s a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” “I’ll shut my mouth for Carter. That’s just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement,” wrote Breitbart in one tweet.”

      So stop telling me I can’t do what you support and promote.

      Brad.

      2 sock puppets? Good for you. My 1 was busted in 3 days.

    • jeff61b profile imageAUTHOR

      jeff61b 

      26 hours ago

      Deplorable Populist -

      I fully agree with your call to refrain from name-calling, avoiding emotional arguments and distinguishing between facts and opinions. I've been called a multitude of insulting and vulgar names by those who disagree with me and I have never stooped to the level of insulting them back.

      As far as inciting political violence is concerned, it is the political right wing who tend to stockpile weapons and openly talk about a "new Civil War" if their candidate loses. It is the right wing that is more prone to literally encourage open rebellion and warfare when they are unhappy about the results of an election.

      It is far more frequent for someone on the extreme right to go on a politically inspire shooting spree than someone on the left. Both political extremes have their crackpots, but the politically inspired killings are far more frequent from the left.

      One last comment, it is interesting that one of your links was to an article on Breitbart. That’s hardly an objective source of information. Andrew Breitbart himself openly bragged that conservatives would win in the long run because they had a lot more guns than liberals do. He was not joking. He was seriously talking about armed warfare between liberals and conservatives.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      45 hours ago

      This is the problem with Politics. A lack of civility and hatred. Calling people ”baggers” and “axxholes” just weakens any argument. And justifying on the claim of “well they called us libtards first” seems childish to me.

      I haven’t called anyone a libtard or anything else for that matter. We need to rise above all that and be an example of the change we wish to see.

      1) I think we should refrain from name calling.

      2) Not get emotional.

      3) stick with the facts and not rely on anecdotes to prove our points.

      For example, instead of Just saying that you are wrong and the threat of violence is more likely to come from the left if Trump wins rather than the right if Trump loses. I can instead share a link to a study showing this to be the case:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/bs618kn939gq0de/Kalmoe%2...

      Or a link to an article describing the study:

      This is the problem with Politics. A lack of civility and hatred. Calling people ”baggers” and “axxholes” just weakens any argument. And justifying on the claim of “well they called us libtards first” seems childish to me.

      I haven’t called anyone a libtard or anything else for that matter. We need to rise above all that and be an example of the change we wish to see.

      1) I think we should refrain from name calling.

      2) Not get emotional.

      3) stick with the facts and not rely on anecdotes to prove our points.

      For example, instead of Just saying that you are wrong and the threat of violence is more likely to come from the left if Trump wins rather than the right if Trump loses. I can instead share a link to a study showing this to be the case:

      This is the problem with Politics. A lack of civility and hatred. Calling people ”baggers” and “axxholes” just weakens any argument. And justifying on the claim of “well they called us libtards first” seems childish to me.

      I haven’t called anyone a libtard or anything else for that matter. We need to rise above all that and be an example of the change we wish to see.

      1) I think we should refrain from name calling.

      2) Not get emotional.

      3) stick with the facts and not rely on anecdotes to prove our points.

      For example, instead of Just saying that you are wrong and the threat of violence is more likely to come from the left if Trump wins rather than the right if Trump loses. I can instead share a link to a study showing this to be the case:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/bs618kn939gq0de/Kalmoe%2...

      Or a link to an article describing the study:

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/stud...

      Just the facts

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, I remember it well. Baggers, holding signs blaming Obama for everything. TARP, the recession, even 9/11.

      They never ever take responsibility for any of their crap, just blame libtards. Their whole reason for being is to “own the libs”. Threaten violence on people if Trump should lose the next election. Refuse to accept that he’s done anything wrong at all. I mean, they can’t even say it was wrong for Putin to hack the dnc, cause they hate democrats so much!

      I always knew they were axxholes, just never thought they would go so far.

      Now I know better.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      5 days ago

      Sure! I will be happy to concede and agree with you. Bush owes a big

      Share of the responsibility for the Great Recession. His economy and Obama’s economy were garbage!

      As for a statement on Larry King. I have no idea about that. I won’t lie, I’ll probably not research that or argue about it. For no other reason than I just didn’t feel anything about it when I read your post. Kinda “meh?”

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      Ara Vahanian 

      6 days ago from LOS ANGELES

      One thing that isn't mentioned in this article is how the United States even got to this point. Back in 1987 Donald Trump (yes that same exact guy) told Larry King that he would never run for President. Turns out he ended up doing the very thing he said that he wouldn't do so he lied through his teeth about it. There is actual video evidence of this. It makes me wonder whether Trump is a professional liar. But then again, he's told so many lies it is tough to keep up with it. And, no the Great Recession did not start under Obama that is false. The Great Recession actually began in 2007 before Obama was President so that lies under the responsibility of the George W. Bush Administration.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      6 days ago

      Oh! And I wasn’t avoiding it, I just got caught up in your other arguments and forgot to address it.

      As for the Debt growing to $22 Trillion. Again, a number out of context can be deceiving. So, let’s talk about context and percentages.

      Here is a graph that tells a different (more accurate) picture... and it’s from the treasury department:

      https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org...

      And if you would like to read the entire article:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.c...

      Again, one doesn’t have to be pro trump to see it.

      Just the facts.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      6 days ago

      Once again, living on credit, which isn’t anything new to the last 3 years, isn’t the definition of a recession.

      Will one be coming? Yes, sooner or later there always seems to be a recession. Has it happened yet as predicted? No.

      Are we in one now? NO! That is the point I’m making.

      And silly little articles about China’s weakned demand for cars doesn’t speak to anything.

      As for the federal minimum wage (now that we’ve apparently switched topics because that has nothing to do with recession), yes, I am aware its $7.25. But so what? The majority of states (29 to be exact + D.C.) all have state minimum wages above that. Did you also know federal minimum wage shouldn’t really matter at all. If we look at the Scandinavian countries not a single one has a federal minimum wage. Not that that matters too much to us in the USA but it does show that throwing out a number like that doesn’t mean anything on its own.

      But minimum wage jobs aren’t meant to be lived on. It’s for my teenagers who have a first job. It’s called getting skilled so you don’t have to have a minimum wage job. Regardless of which party is in power, there is ALWAYS opportunity to educate oneself. Never have there been more opportunities then there are today! You don’t need a degree, you need a skill! For anyone trying to raise a family on minimum wage, you have to take a stand and educate yourself. The ballot box isn’t going to help you. You must help yourself or remain suffering.

      The terrible housing crisis and the Great Recession all happened under Obama! So much for the Dems.

      DNC or GOP it doesn’t matter, it’s up to ourselves and our families and communities to help ourselves and each other to reach higher.

      And again, as for Trucking, Farming, Manufacturing... let’s start by pressuring the congress to pass USMCA and see what happens.

      Anyway to get back on topic... nope! No recession as of now :) good news! Woot

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh, we are in a huge recession. People live on credit, just like the GOP.

      Bills will come due. You do realize, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hr?

      I mean......c’ mon. That’s outrageous.

      And all Trumplicans care about is more tax cuts for the rich. Period! Any way they can cut gvt spending, so billionaires pay zero tax.

      That is the be all and end all of their philosophy.

      The farmers are destroyed.

      The truckers are flailing.

      Manufacturing is dead.

      No one can afford a one bedroom apt anywhere on minimum wage salary, full time working.

      Homelessness is increasing.

      And Trump party’s answer is to cut money from those who need help.

      “U.S. National Debt Hits Record $22 Trillion. The Treasury Department data comes as tax revenue has fallen and federal spending continues to rise. The U.S. government's public debt is now more than $22 trillion — the highest it has ever been.Feb 13, 2019“

      Tax cut and spend....aka “trickle down”

      It’s a guaranteed killer. We’ve lived it over and over again. This crash will be worse than the last.

      Unless we elect Democrats. That is our only hope.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      7 days ago

      Oh yeah, one more thing. Stated In the article you referenced the U.S. car market is down just 2%. And a quote from the article says,

      “Falling demand in China, the world’s largest auto market, is a major factor in the worldwide decline this year.”

      Even if we were in a recession (which we aren’t) that article would be completely irrelevant.

      I am reminded of the saying; “When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail.“

      I believe you have the pre-disposition of hating Trump so every thing you see automatically supports your viewpoint. Even unrelated or irrelevant articles about global car sales.

      That may also be why you see Russian puppet masters behind every corner. It just helps justify your hatred.

      But that last part.... is just my opinion.

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      7 days ago

      So I just want make sure I understand this...

      You are going to define a recession as: GLOBAL car sales EXPECTED to slide by 3.1 million units.

      So now if the entire Earth decides not to purchase cars the United States is in a recession?

      I thought a recession was when GDP declines for two consecutive quarters? At least that’s the economic definition. The United States isn’t in a recession and global car sales has nothing to do with it.

      The economy is amazing! Better than it’s been for a very long time, and you shouldn’t spread false information even if it does support your political views.

      Just stick to the facts, or state you are speaking from your opinion.

      You are free to think Trump is bad and free to post that anywhere you like, as often as you like.

      But we are NOT in a recession.

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      Alternative Prime 

      12 days ago from > California

      "Global car sales expected to slide by 3.1 million this year in steepest drop since Great Recession" ~ Clowny Trump's last remaining Cult Followers can hide their heads in the sand forever as Donald destroys our economy and their lives while making them look like FOOLS all day long, but it won't help their RAPIDLY Deteriorating Financial Situations ~ And UNFORTUNATELY, the "Trump Recession" has just begun ~

      "Global car sales expected to slide by 3.1 million this year in steepest drop since Great Recession"

      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/25/global-car-sales-e...

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      13 days ago

      The economy is NOT in recession! Not even close.

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      Alternative Prime 

      2 weeks ago from > California

      Clowny Trump is a 2 bit CROOK plain and simple, an insane dangerous one at that and ALL the "Articles Of Impeachment" I listed in my previous comment have already been PROVEN with steel hardcore exhibits, if you refuse to accept the FACTS that's your choice, but fortunately for this crumbling nation, the courts seem to still operate by examining the TRUTH hence ALL the Humiliating DEFEATS Clowny Trump has suffered in the last many months ~

      Clowny Trump FLAUNTS his obedience to Vladimir Putin every chance he gets in public, right in the faces of his last remaining cult followers making them look like the FOOLS they truly are and once again, if you chose to IGNORE his overt expressed WORSHIPING, Fear & Perverted Adoration of Vladimir Putin that's your prerogative as well ~ The economy is in Recession, Manufactring is DEAD, our Farmers are being Decimated, Our Trucking Industry is getting Slaughtered and HOUSING is SINKING due to Clowny Trump's insanity, and those are the facts ~

      The world can't wait until he's finally REMOVED, then Indicted criminally for his HIGH Crimes, then INDICTED by GOD & Sentenced to an agonizing eternity in HELL ~

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      2 weeks ago

      I dunno anything about Putin owning anyone in U.S. government. But I can say that if all of these allegations are proven and true you won’t need to worry about the Senate because the American People would not stand for it. The will of the American people will always resound more loudly than a Russian boogie man in a far off land. Of this I have no doubt.

      As for the Economy, It most certainly feels better and stronger than it has since Bush or Obama were in office. The housing market is definitely stable unlike the crisis of 2007-2008 during Obama years. Obama said manufacturing was gone and wasn’t coming back and we needed to accept that and move on. But it does seem to be coming back with a vengeance now. Farming and Trucking... I think it also seems solid and would be even stronger if the house would pass USMCA. So I don’t know? I think those concerns are unfounded regardless of what you believe about Russia and its ties to our president and our senate.

      Housing Market, Manufacturing, Farming & Trucking Industries go

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      Alternative Prime 

      2 weeks ago from > California

      SHOCKING ~ BRIBERY, Extortion, Abuse Of Power, Obstruction Of Justice, Witness Tampering / INTIMIDATION, Constitutional Emoluments Clause Violations, Betraying The United States In Favor Of RUSSIA & LYING Pathologically To The American People ~ An Unbelievable Myriad of HIGH CRIMES & ALL Slam DUNK Articles Of Impeachment which can be Absolutely PROVEN in a court of law, however, this orange faced 73 year old charlatan won't be REMOVED from our white house because most republican senators like "Moscow" Mutt McConnell, Lindsey Graham and others now appear to be tucked tightly away in Vladimir Putin's back pocket ~ GOD SAVE the USA ~

      ALL this while our once great Economy, Housing Market, Manufacturing, Farming & Trucking Industries go DOWN In Burining Flames because of Clowny Trump's sheer insanity, instability & of course his public LOYALTY to who appears to be his MASTER Vladimir Putin ~

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      The Deplorable Populist 

      2 weeks ago

      This is a REALLY comprehensive list of offenses. In fact most of these would be downright crimes, which would really make the title of this post a bit of an understatement.

      But here is how I see it:

      Trump is technically a political outsider. No long standing with people inside the beltway

      Trump is despised by the Democratic Congress.

      Trump is given pretty much 100% negative coverage by every news outlet (with the exception of Fox who gives him 100% positive coverage). So they are looking for dirt on him (see all the articles linked in this post.

      Trump is, according to this article, so mentally unstable and out of control that he could not even cover up these things.

      So... I’m not going to dispute any of the allegations put forth here but I am going to say this. 3 or 5 bad things would make me stop and think, but 50?!!! It feels like hysteria to me. With so many enemies and not enough friends in the right places, and plenty of evidence in the public record, and more than enough will to pursue any/all of these charges (even half of these charges). I just can accept it.

      I didn’t vote for him but this can’t be right. It’s just too much

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      Leslie McCowen 

      8 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Really? They called him a fake Christian and a fake American. Meanwhile, we have this Russian stooge making decisions for Vlad, who installed him.

      Nothing fake about it, but they really dont need to go to so much trouble.

      Everything impeachable came out of ole Donald’s mouth. Everything.

      I grab em.....and lied about it.....and paid them off. Ooops

      Russia if you’re listening.....find dirt for me

      Yeah, I mentioned Biden......go after him for me

      And now that Rudy is in serious hot water, trump acts like he doesn’t know him. “Yeah, he might be my lawyer, I don’t know.....Rudy who?”

      Lol, this carnival barker is something else. “Come get your America here. Whatever you need, just ask.....if the price is right”

      They treated a decent man like a criminal, and treat the criminal like a saint.

      It’s called brainwashing.

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      Timothy Arends 

      8 weeks ago from Chicago Region

      Saying “you lie” at a SOTU speech and all the other silly things you mentioned are not quite the same as inventing a series of fake scandals designed to get someone impeached.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      8 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Let’s see....birtherism, he’s a Muslim terrorist, he hates white people, he’s not a Christian/ he’s a radical Christian and must apologize, Memo from Gingrich: say no to everything Obama wants, record number of filibusters....half of all used in entire Time of this country!, Supreme Court pick taken away, called out “you lie “ at a SOTU speech, his wife called “gorilla in heels”, “Moochelle”, him called ”Barack the magic negro”, a fascist, a communist, shown with noose around neck, people with guns showing up at his rallies. “Water the Tree of liberty”...,with guess whose blood?

      Come on....they played dirty pool, and then some.

      And you cannot in all sincerity say you don’t like liars and support Trump. That’s his signature. He lies for a living! Literally.

      By the way.......it is just fine with all of you that Melania flies to New York for her haircuts, and we pay for it....while blasting OAC for her $80.00 cut.

      Trump has spent something like 278 years worth of presidential salaries on golfing...and we pay for it....after years of people complaining when the Obamas took a vacation.

      Just stop.

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      Timothy Arends 

      2 months ago from Chicago Region

      They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I'll take it as a compliment that this hub is on the same general theme as my own, "50 Ways Donald Trump will Make America Great Again." As far as "The Many Scandals Involving Trump," the only problem is that all of these "scandals" were fake, and that's why they all failed to take him down. DO YOU REALLY think that the GOP could not have dredged up a dozen scandals against Obama if they were willing to play dirty pool? I can make up a bunch of lies about you, but that doesn't make you a bad person, it only makes me a liar.

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      Alternative Prime 

      2 months ago from > California

      "CRIMINALITY" is also Destiny ~ Who still listens to this Dishonest elderly man? If we never uncovered another scrap of evidence against Donald Trump he should still be impeached ASAP and then idicted thereafter for being the most corrupt mental case in history ~ BOMBSHELL ~ According to reports, we now have corroborating and supporting TEXT Messages as exhibits to illustrate Donald's unimaginably blatant high crime of pressuring Ukraine into conjuring some kind of phony investigation for his political gain ~

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      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Character is destiny. -Heraclitus

      ******

      *mike drop*

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      Alternative Prime 

      2 months ago from > California

      WoW ~ Unbelievable ~ Just in the short period of time since this AMAZING and COMPREHENSIVE article was written, can we even count the ADDITIONAL Scandals and Crimes Donald Trump has perpetrated or can we even keep up with them ???? He gives us a CONSTANT Stream of Crazy BS, Gaslighting, Unlawful and Unholy Acts ~ Simply Incredible ~

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      Matt 

      5 months ago

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

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      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Co-Sign a million times, Bonnie.

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      Bonnie Jacobson 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      9 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 

      9 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.

    • jeff61b profile imageAUTHOR

      jeff61b 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      12 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Her office was stolen...by your man.

      Good luck uniting.

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      BradmasterOC 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

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      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago from Tennessee

      We could add to this list daily.

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      Mike Russo 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago from Joliet, Illinois

      This is a great takedown!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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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