Over the course of our nation’s history, the United States has certainly had a few questionable Presidents elected to office. However, according to the extremely unbiased and highly objective New York Times (and yes, that sentence should be read with a great deal of sarcasm), our current President is the worst of them all.
So who did Trump beat out in order to achieve the New York Times’ ranking of the worst President in US history? For starters, he was ranked below President James Buchanan, a man who historians blame for playing a major role in launching the United States into the Civil War. Apparently, though, refusing to do anything about slavery and helping to start a brother against brother war that claimed 620,000 American lives is not as bad as whatever Trump has supposedly done his first year in office.
Of course, Buchanan isn’t the only disastrous President to be ranked ahead of Trump. President Herbert Hoover, a man whose pro-labor policies following the stock market crash of 1929 were to blame for an estimated two-thirds of the drop in GDP that followed over the next two years, ranked an astounding eight spots above Trump. Again, though, causing the Great Depression is clearly more forgivable to the leftist New York Times than what President Trump has done in office.
The list of awful Presidents that the New York Times ranks above President Trump just goes on and on, from Presidents who were openly and unforgivably racist to Presidents who were impeached to Presidents who served just days in office before passing away. Unsurprisingly, though, the New York Times chose to assign President Obama a top ten ranking and even gave Bill Clinton the rank of #13.
So what has Trump done so far in office to deserve the ranking as the worst President of all time? Perhaps it’s the record growth of the stock market that the New York Times takes issue with, or tax reform that will put thousands of dollars back in the pockets of middle-class families each year, or the complete defeat of ISIS, or any number of the other accomplishments President Trump has presided over so far.
In all seriousness, the only thing that the New York Times could realistically point to as evidence that Trump deserved the ranking they gave him is a high turnover rate in the White House and Trump’s “offensive tweets”. Declaring him the worst President of all time over this, though, is beyond petty and shows just how pitiful the journalism at the New York Times has really become.
Anyone who truly believes that Trump is a worse President than James Buchanan, or Herbert Hoover, or any of the other failed Presidents that ranked above him, is clearly so blinded by their own prejudices that they shouldn’t be working at a school newspaper, much less the New York Times. Nevertheless, the publication has defended their ranking as being an “objective” analysis of all 45 Presidents.
In response to the New York Times ranking, statistician and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver said, “It speaks poorly to the field of presidential scholarship that political scientists have Trump ranked as the worst president of all time **after only one year on the job**, below presidents who e.g. helped blunder us into the Civil War & Great Depression.”
To say that it speaks poorly of them is an understatement. Thankfully, at the end of the day, this ranking that the New York Times put out is just as meaningless as the vast majority of other fake news that the publication chooses to herald as unbiased truth. The reality is that reporting the truth has taken a backseat to bringing down President Trump in mainstream American journalism – even if that means publishing a ranking as petty and ridiculous as the one they just put out.
The silver lining is that the more that liberal publications continue to push drivel such as this, the more the American people will see through their obvious, unapologetic bias. When you look at it that way, this ranking is, yet again, another win for President Donald Trump.
~ American Liberty Report