Top 10 Most Corrupt U.S. Presidents

The Top Ten
1 Richard Nixon The Watergate scandal stands as the epitome of presidential corruption, leading to his resignation. Nixon's abuse of power, the illegal activities he sanctioned, and the subsequent cover-up demonstrated a disregard for the rule of law, undermining the public trust in the highest office.

Only found incompetent during the WaterGate Scandal which was an election spy operation that utilized Government agencies which is use today by current Presidents.

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

Richard Nixon was a horrible, guilty man. I just wish I could have met him and asked for advice.

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

2 Warren G. Harding The Teapot Dome scandal, where his Secretary of the Interior leased Navy petroleum reserves in exchange for bribes, remains a notorious instance of corruption. This abuse of public resources for private gain under Harding's watch cast a long shadow over his presidency.

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

3 Donald Trump His presidency has been marked by allegations of emoluments clause violations and the blurring of lines between his business interests and presidential duties. Some critics have accused him of using the presidency to benefit his own enterprises, a clear example of political corruption that undermines the trust in the democratic institution.

Is this even a real question? This is the sickest, puffiest, most evil and lonely soul our planet has seen in a long time. His corruption stank to the heavens through two impeachments and a stupid half-assed insurrection. History will remember him as a buffoon whose only saving grace is that he was too stupid to be the monster he wanted to be.

I think your system of voting on here is misleading. A check implies you're voting for someone to be on the list. A - implies they shouldn't be on the list.
Anyway, Trump is one of the best Presidents of my lifetime. I may not have liked him initially, but seeing how much he was able to do to help us and this country, despite the constant investigations, the constant MSM attacks and no real support in his 1st 2 years from the GOP is astounding.

And now that we know about all the falsified set ups and that all the investigations were just fishing expeditions, and not based on any real evidence, my respect for him has grown. I hope he wins in 2024.

Anyone who still believes what the MSM, RINOs, and Dems claim about him, I feel sorry for you. Especially if you think Biden will make anything better.

Hands down the most incompetent, egocentric, self serving criminal to ever 'serve' as president. A shameful being whose broad support echos a detiorating and desperate country on the verge of collapse.

No doubt that he accomplished somethings that I liked. He did it by being a bully. In my opinion he is by far the most corrupt person to ever be in the White House. We must move beyond him and bring our country back to the middle ground before it is too late.

4 Andrew Johnson His disregard for the Tenure of Office Act, which led to his impeachment, is an example of executive overreach. Johnson's actions represented a breach of constitutional norms, an act of corruption that undermined the balance of power in the U.S. government.

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

5 John Tyler His annexation of Texas, pursued without clear Congressional approval, has been criticized as an example of executive overreach. This act of political corruption upset the balance of power between the branches of government and heightened sectional tensions.
6 Barack Obama Critics argue that the administration's "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal represented a deeply entrenched form of bureaucratic corruption. The handling of this operation, which allegedly allowed firearms to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, was seen as an abuse of executive power that cost lives.

Noted as the most Anti American President in History. Though this was apparent his works and functions as President was in Accordance to the Political Party he served.

Gave arms, munitions, funds, support for our enemies...cost the lives of countless American soldiers with possibly the most scandals and worst presidential performance record in history...gdp...While spending more the ALL the other presidents combined...never fulfilling even one campaign promise ass those he claims where all schemes to rob the American people remember "You like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." or perhaps his comment to the Russian diplomate "After my next election I'll be more flexible" while help facilitating the Uranium One deal...Truly a President I believe should be stripped of his honors and executed for high treason...

At a time where the country was healing and coming together after the 9/11 attacks, he split everyone, basing EVERYTHING on race.

He was a disgrace to our great country, apologized to our enemies, created the terror group ISIS. Funded our enemies, left Americans to die in Benghazi. More than doubled our national debt. Caused excessive racial division. Attacked the men in blue and first responders. Single-handedly destroyed the greatest health care in the world. Arrogantly ignored the Constitution. Allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so the arms could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels. I could go on for hours, but I think you get the message.

7 George W. Bush The Iraq War and the false allegations of weapons of mass destruction have been criticized as an example of political corruption, a calculated misinformation campaign that led to war. Such actions not only deceived the American public but also destabilized a region, with repercussions still felt today.

Too much into Globalism and not American sovereignty. So sorry I ever voted for him.

Less corrupt and more not-so-bright.

8 Lyndon Johnson The manipulation of information regarding the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which escalated U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, is often seen as a glaring example of political corruption. The alleged deception of Congress and the public has been considered an abuse of presidential power.

Pushed America into the Vietnam war and profiting from the "War Machine" like many Presidents after him. Killings Almost Millions of American and Other National men and women during the Conflict.

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.

He was responsible for killing far too many of our young men in Viet Nam. We should never have even been there.

9 Bill Clinton The infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal, coupled with allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice, were indicative of personal corruption in the Oval Office. These controversies stained his presidency and eroded public faith in his leadership.

Found to be a promiscuous President though not found guilty of any financial mishandling he was one of the Greatest President to be more financially sound in regards to the National Debt by being the first to Ballance the National Debt by a Bi Partisan cooperation. Though Promiscuous he was only found guilty and impeached for lying to a Congressional Committee about inappropriate acts. By most Americans counts found to profit from a Global Warming Scandal

Can you imagine if Hillary got elected? She'd be following her husband and Obama's leaderships. American would be devasted and our society would be screwed.

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.

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

10 Ronald Reagan The Iran-Contra affair marred Reagan's presidency. The secretive and illegal sale of arms to Iran, with funds diverted to Nicaraguan Contras, was a stark example of corruption, an abuse of power that undermined the legislative oversight of executive action.

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.

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.

Second best POTUS in my lifetime. No idea why he's being voted on a top 10 worst list. I can think of many more that were way worse.

He made us proud to be Americans.

The Contenders
11 Joe Biden Criticism has been directed at his handling of his son's overseas business dealings. Critics argue that these dealings represent a conflict of interest and potential corruption, questioning whether decisions may have been influenced by these ties.

What an absolute disaster this guy has been. Our service members die during a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan where they were only given 18 days to exit, leaving billions in military hardware to our enemies. Failed economic and energy policies. Rampant inflation. Emptied our strategic oil reserves with no plan to refill them just so he'd artificially keep gas prices 'low'. Corrupt business deals overseas with his son. Hiding classified docs that he himself called 'irresponsible' when Trump had some declassified docs found in Florida.

A life time of being a compulsive liar and a true life long Politician of 50 years, creating wealth off of lobbiest and COVID funds. Attempting to use Taxpayers Funds to accentuate his dealings in China and Ukraine. Though his begins were innocent he fell into a corrupt fallowing. As of recent his dealings with holding Classified Documents in private residential properties he was found guilty of lining his own pockets with funds from distribution of Classified Documents to other Countries. Though unclear as of yet. Innocence has as of yet been determined.

Joe has been corrupt his whole career. He is be holding to the Chinese CCP because of his son Hunter.
Joe Biden's policies are systematically destroying the United States and in general the free world.

Biden is the MOST corrupt president of the history of the United States of America!

12 Andrew Jackson His policy of Indian Removal, often viewed as ethnocentric and exploitative, has been criticized as a morally corrupt abuse of power. The forced displacement of Native American tribes for land interests represented a dehumanizing act of state corruption.

Slaughtered Native American men women and child with out remorse.

Trail of tears

13 James Buchanan Widely criticized for his role in the lead-up to the Civil War, Buchanan's indecisiveness and inaction on the issue of slavery have been seen as a form of moral corruption. His failure to confront and resolve this grave issue represented a profound neglect of presidential duty.

First gay president who was a feckless leader.

14 Woodrow Wilson His administration's implementation of racial segregation within federal agencies has been criticized as an act of institutional corruption. This regressive policy not only entrenched systemic racism but also contradicted the principles of democracy he espoused.

The corruption is more on the part of Edith Wilson for acting as President by obfuscating the fact that Woodrow Wilson was incapacitated by a stroke even to his close aides; this effectively denied Vice President Tom Marshall from becoming the president as is the constitutional protocol. Woodrow's complicity stretches to his hiding of his health issues including a number of strokes prior to his presidency.

His wife pretty much ran the country and his buying into the League of Nations really hurt the country.

15 Herbert Hoover His administration's mishandling of the onset of the Great Depression, along with the perception that he favored big business interests, led to accusations of economic corruption. Critics argue that these decisions worsened the financial crisis for many Americans.
16 Ulysses S. Grant His presidency was marred by multiple scandals, such as the Whiskey Ring, where government officials were creating fraudulent tax reports. Although Grant wasn't directly implicated, the pervasive corruption within his administration undermined public trust in government.

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

17 Jimmy Carter While Carter's personal integrity is often praised, his administration's handling of the Iran hostage crisis was criticized as demonstrating a lack of effective leadership. This perceived inability to resolve the crisis could be seen as a form of corruption of the presidential mandate.

An idiot who should never have been President. Double digit inflation and high unemployment displayed his total incompetence as a leader.

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.

18 George H. W. Bush The Iran-Contra affair, which began during the Reagan administration, also tainted Bush's presidency due to his involvement as Vice President. Critics argue that this scandal illustrated a deep-seated corruption within the executive branch, undermining the integrity of the office.

The first architect of the Conspiracy of the NWO made Billions if not Trillions on arm's deals and Oil Companies that he owned.

19 Franklin Pierce His support for the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which exacerbated sectional tensions over slavery, can be seen as a form of moral corruption. Pierce's decision arguably put political expediency over human rights and paved the way for the Civil War.
20 Theodore Roosevelt His interventionist policies, often known as Big Stick Diplomacy, have been criticized as a form of political corruption. Critics argue that this approach, which led to the U.S. becoming a global police power, was an overextension of presidential power.
21 William Howard Taft His support for Dollar Diplomacy, a foreign policy approach that sought to further American business interests abroad, has been criticized as an instance of economic corruption. Critics argue that this policy placed the interests of American corporations above those of foreign nations and the global community.
22 John Quincy Adams The 1824 election, referred to as the "Corrupt Bargain," has been viewed as a form of political corruption. Adams, who won the presidency despite not securing the popular or electoral majority, was accused of striking a deal with Henry Clay, leading to a widespread public outcry.
23 George Washington While his personal integrity is often lauded, the Whiskey Rebellion during his presidency was a contentious point. His use of military force to quell this protest against a tax policy was seen by critics as a potential abuse of power and a breach of the democratic principle of peaceful protest.

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

24 James Madison His role in the War of 1812, which critics argue was prompted by American territorial ambitions rather than genuine security threats, has been viewed as a form of political corruption. The destruction and loss of life during this war raised questions about Madison's decision-making and the motives behind it.
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