DONALD TRUMP: BUSH 'PROBABLY THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES'
Donald Trump goes off on President Bush in a scathing attack during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on the Friday edition of CNN's 'Situation Room:
"Well, I think Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States. And I just don't understand how [the Democrats] could have lost that election. Everything in Washington has been a lie. Weapons of mass destruction, it was a total lie. It was a way of attacking Iraq, which he thought was going to be easy and it turned out to be the exact opposite of easy. He reads 60 books a year. He reads a book a week. Do you think the president reads a book a week? I don't think so. He doesn't watch television. Now, one thing I know is when I'm on television, I watch, or I try. You do. Your own ego says, let's watch. Whether good or bad, you want to watch. He doesn't watch television. He's on television being interviewed by you or someone else, he doesn't watch. Does anyone really believe that?"
On Saddam Hussein:
"Whether they like him or didn't like him, he hated terrorists. He would shoot and kill terrorists. When terrorists came into this country, which he did control and he did dominate, he would kill terrorists. Now it is a breeding ground for terrorists."
Well, it's an idea that's been bandied about since the initial invasion of Iraq. Is President Bush honestly the worst president in the history of these United States? I posit that it is a possibility; however, we don't have the same perspective on other president's that citizens of their time had. We can only look back on presidents like Filmore, Taylor, Taft and Franklin Roosevelt. While the latter is certainly a top 5 candidate for "worst ever", it's hard to compare say, Bush and he and make a determination of who was "worse." Both had (or will have) long-lasting negative impacts on both their nation and the world as a whole. Your thoughts?
I'd have made this a poll, but with all the bad President's we've had, there just isn't enough room. In my opinion, the top 5 worst presidents are, in no particular order: Clinton, Bush, Carter, Franklin Roosevelt, Nixon.