Top 10 Most Corrupt U.S. Presidents

The Top Ten
1 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

Easily the most corrupt president in history, his entire presidency was a scam to avoid prison for his thefts disguised as business dealings and was a tool to advance his own personality cult and ego. Known for his not so thinly veiled lies and refusal to take responsibility for his handling of the 2020 pandemic response that killed thousands of Americans, he was also guilty of nepotism as several of his immediate family members also profited off Trump’s presidency with their positions despite a total lack of qualifications (much like Trump himself).

Donald Trump is profiting money off his campaign, and he is the same person who promised to drain the swamp, but turned out to appoint the most lobbyists than any president in history. The Mueller report very clearly says that he obstructed justice repeatedly.

US 2020 elections - he refuses to concede defeat and he's doing his best to make everything difficult for the incoming President.

The only swamp that is draining is his own kingdom. Members of his staff who have morals are running from this President. Teflon Don surrounds himself with a pack of lawyers and every day since he has been in office there has been drama. No different than popular gangsters who exercise their power legitimate or not, including tax evasion. The very same corruption Rudy fought against as prosecutor and mayor of NYC.

Republicans say they are picking on him since his election. They forgot the roadblocks they put President Obama through beginning his first day in office. They forgot how President Clinton's poor discretion and lie was merely a "cleansing of the white house."

Trump lies everyday, but is smart enough never to testify and always finding a diversion. They was he addresses the nation I often wonder if his dad paid to get him into college and adjust his SAT scores. If so that would be "very, very bad."

Any government employee would be fired for less ethical ...more

2 Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1974, the only president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator ...read more.

Really, the gold standard of corruption in office. Until Trump. In retrospect, Nixon was merely Trump Lite.

Started the decline. Before him the recent president were relatively clean

Poor Dick. It wasn't so much the theft at Watergate as the damning evidence of him willing to cover it up.

Tricky Dickie, how he ever got alerted is a mystery

3 Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923.

He got away with the Teapot dome scandal but others went to prison.

4 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Sold out this country to line his pockets with the whole democrat party which will plunge us into the world of socialism. Check all family members of the top tier democrats for your answer. Biden may move into this position also.

He was the most divisive POTUS in US history. He abused executive order to a lot billions of dollars to sworn enemies of the US and amassed 16 trillion dollars more debt in 8 years he was in office.

Barack Hussein Obama entered office with a net-worth of less than $250,000 and left office 8 years later worth over 1 billion dollars. Since his yearly salary was less than $200,000 a year, how could an honest person make so much money so quickly? As a President he weaponized the IRS and other departments against his foes, just like any honest and trustworthy person would do. Being a crook came naturally since all of his earlier life, college, early jobs and anything he did in politics are sealed and no one seems to remember him until elected into the House. Honest people tend to have a history, but corrupt, well this is the Obama story.

He is a good (not that bad) lecture, but he does not have enough passion to love this country. Anything he care about is fame and self-expression.

5 Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of [Abraham Lincoln].

Sinks to #2 after Trump, who will easily be #1 as most corrupt.

6 John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.
7 George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

Less corrupt and more not-so-bright.

Blatently lied about WMD and attacked the wrong country.

Worst since Nixon.

8 Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy. He helped many Americans with the Civil Rights Act, although many Americans ...read more.

This guy was the architect of the JFK assassination just so he could become president and pander to the military industrial complex by vastly increasing the American presence in Vietnam. One of the least trustworthy people (after Trump) to ever sit in the Oval office.

There at the right time. Did little for race relations although it looks like he did. Heavy on the Mafia relations, this guy was a snake.

Surpasses all of the rest by a mile for pure, unbridled greed and corruption.

I believe he lead The assassination of Kennedy

9 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

More a figurehead than a leader, Reagan’s time in office was marked by repeated scandals, a corrupt AG in Edwin Meese and a domineering wife who based her decisions on US policy on the soothsaying of mediums.

Reagan killed tens of thousands, personally extended and expanded the AIDS epidemic, and committed treason many times, the worst being arming Iran and replacing democratically elected governments with criminals all over the planet. He gets my vote.

Dismanted affordable education.

10 James Buchanan James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.

This should be higher than number Obama but people are too focussed on Obama's mistakes to see Trumps and James's

The Contenders
11 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.

Slaughtered Native American men women and child with out remorse.

12 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator ...read more.

Famous for having people "Arkancided", his list of dirty deeds is truly spectacular. When it comes to corruption, he makes Kim Jong UN look like a novice.

Charismatic, and a true politician, not a bad president but a lot of speculation about corruption, just look at the allegations, too powerful, where there is smoke there usually is fire

Layers of corruption, mostly self-serving, Clinton can still be thought of having America's back.

After him the presidency had lost a lot of respect.

13 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.

He’s second, but incredibly better than number 1.

14 Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.

Not really corrupt by comparison to most, it may be that his total incompetence is being confused with corruption; he was simply unable to do the job.

The most disingenuous fake in modern times.

15 Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
16 Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.
17 Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
18 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.
19 George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Supporter and president in charge of the Slave Trade. Not only did the Slave Trade hurt the Africans, but it also hurt the churches.

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