Top 10 Most Racist 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, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more

Number 1. He is mentally 2 years old. He thinks all Muslims are ISIS, but they're not all. He hates Mexicans, who helped build the US. He is sexist. His supporters are stupid. He knows nothing about politics. He said he would bang his daughter if she wasn't his daughter. He works with our crazy Vice President, Mike Pence. He makes stupid ideas. He wants to make women have unfair rights. He thinks any Mexican, even U.S. Mexicans, should be deported. He thinks any immigrant cannot get a U.S. citizenship.

Sure, Mexico has a Drug War to deal with, but this racist does not care. He keeps Mexicans out of the United States, at least some. Still, though, not a cool move. If they stay in Mexico, it is likely that they will die because of drug cartels. But the USA is like this without noticing it, "Let them die. They deserve it." There are immigrants from Mexico coming to the United States to stay safe. Why is he on Number 7? He should be on Number 1.

2 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.

The indisputable answer. You think Trump is number one? Wilson single-handedly resegregated the government, aired Birth of a Nation in the White House, invited the KKK to the White House, promoted Jim Crow, led to the resurgence of the KKK across America, and the list goes on.

While Trump is definitely bigoted and xenophobic, and Jackson was extremely racist even for his times, Wilson was exceptionally racist. He segregated his entire cabinet and any branch in government, ignored various lynchings and Black rights at that time, and stated that A Birth of a Nation is culturally accurate. He was our most racist president.

3 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

Andrew Jackson is the most racist president in US history. He really does not deserve to be on a twenty dollar bill because the reality of what he did back in the day was truly awful. The Trail of Tears became a foundation of a racist image favored by the Democrats. Thousands, if not millions, of Native Americans were forced out of their land and had to walk nonstop interstate. Most of them died on the way due to starvation. But he is just a racist.

Jackson was definitely a racist! I've never understood why he's remained on the twenty dollar bill! America and Americans are a racist people, more so than any other nation and it not evolved until it admits to its terrorism. The United States of America will not and can not go forward until it has confessed its sins against "people of color"! Beginning with the Native Americans and ending with Muslims!

4 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].

The worst president ever! We wouldn't have needed a civil rights movement if it weren't for this jackass. He undid everything Lincoln had tried to do for African Americans. I can't believe he was Lincoln's vice president!

You all thought Donald Trump was racist? Look at THIS guy who tried to kick people out of his land just because of the color of their skin. Now tell me what/who's more racist?

He was sympathetic towards White Southerners, and he tried to deny every amendment that was designed to give equality to the recently liberated slaves.

5 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States... read more

To all the ones who think he is not, all you have to do is look at the racism before his presidency, and after. You can clearly see a difference. After 9-11 happened, the country became closer together than ever. Now it is blown apart and split into several different groups. A person does not have to say anything about race to be a racist. They can do it through actions too. Just like they say 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words', and his actions speak for 8 years.

He has a lot of deep hatred, if you actually read about him, or read anything he has written. He was raised by his grandparents, who were white and wealthy, yet he wants to make reference to white privilege and call out the same type of people he was raised by. That is ungrateful. If he would not have been raised the way he was, he would not have been president. His whole life would have been different. I think he should be grateful for what he has, and the people who helped him along the way. Kinda funny he makes it into the top 3 on this list, when everyone says he is not a racist.

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

How is James Buchanan down here?

7 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

This guy was overthrown so badly that he resigned from his job and left us in large debt. He was also racist in some ways but he was just a bad president.

He was caught on tape saying abortion is wrong except if it's interracial.

Nixon had used ethnic slurs, such as the N-word and the K-word (Jews).

8 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

Reagan supported the Apartheid government in South Africa. That alone proves he is a racist president. Even in an audio recording that recently surfaced with a conversation involving him and Nixon, where he referred to African Americans as monkeys, he reveals himself as a total racist buffoon. He is outright a race divider.

He let guerrillas ship tons of cocaine into inner cities. Then, he mass incarcerated black people with crack-cocaine ratio laws.

I cannot believe Lyndon Johnson, who was one of the least racist presidents ever, is above this man. Reagan might have done some good stuff, but he was extremely racist.

9 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 should be higher. I saw it in the category about white supremacists on Wikipedia.

10 Joe Biden Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from... read more

bro if you read the caption he would have to be no. 1 by a mile. Supported segregation in schools, called black kids roaches, called people of color jungle animals, opposed busing, called black people n-words, and said he wants to put black people back in chains like come on man can you be any more racist than that yet somehow gets out ranked by reagan.

Joe Biden instigates racism through any opportunity. This includes any crimes between blacks and whites, for example, when a white man shoots a black man. HE USES A FALSE NARRATIVE OF RACISM THROUGH THE MEDIA. He ignores the facts. If a black man shoots a white man, nothing is heard in the media. Also, he uses schools to teach white students to hate themselves because they are white and undeserving. Worst President to date!

The Contenders
11 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

Surprised he's so low. Yes, policy-wise he did things for Civil Rights, but he also used the N-word frequently, and I think that's more indicative of the man.

He used the "N" word so many times, yet he supported the Civil Rights Act.

Johnson should be in the top three. He was one of the most racist presidents we've ever had.

12 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.

Basically, any president before Abe Lincoln was racist, and even after him, most were still racist. Donald Trump shouldn't be so high on this list. We are living in a completely different time period now. Study your history, libs.

It is truly sad that some people think that a man who betrayed the country and joined the Confederacy is less racist than the self-proclaimed "least racist person on Earth."

13 Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
14 George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot... read more

While George Washington did own slaves, he treated them benevolently and set them free in his will.

All of the first several presidents (except Adams and Quincy Adams) owned slaves.

15 Franklin D Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events... read more

He locked up a lot of Japanese Americans during World War II, and there wasn't a single incident of sabotage by Japanese Americans during that time! Why didn't he gather up Italians or German Americans and place them in internment camps? I would say Franklin D. Roosevelt was a racist!

Let's be real, while he did some great things, the internment stuff is just terrible. Trump or Biden at their most malicious would never come close to treating Japanese people like farm animals by roping them up in a "camp".

16 George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was born in July 6, 1946. He served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

This man doesn't care about black people! Have you seen how he handled that hurricane back in 2005? Unbelievable. Bush should be in the top 10 instead of Obama. I'm not saying Obama is great, but still.

George W. Bush got a problem with black people and doesn't care about them at all. Plus, he is the most immature United States president that has ever been elected.

17 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.

He announced in his inaugural speech that he would not appoint Blacks to federal posts as Republicans before him had, and he did not appoint any. He appointed ex-Confederate soldiers to the Supreme Court and began the wave of Blacks turning away from the Republican party toward the Democrats. He sent troops to Cuba to help during the Negro rebellion during which thousands of Blacks were slaughtered. He was the most racist President who knew and admitted he was racist.

He used to yell at blacks and call them a sham.

18 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, proclaimed that all men (white) are created equal. Jefferson, a student of Thomas Locke, believed that man's natural state is to be free. Jefferson, who owned lots and lots of slaves. Jefferson, who predicted that the country would come to blows over slavery. Jefferson, the hypocrite. Jefferson, who liked (loved) Black women. Jefferson, who fathered numerous children by Black slave women.

19 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.
20 Grover Cleveland Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.
21 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery,... read more

While he did free the slaves, he also thought that white people were better than Black people. I do still respect him. Even though he thought that white people were better, he never thought that they should be slaves and did think they should have rights. He might have been extremely racist, but he had some morality.

Know your facts, guys. Lincoln was pressured into freeing slaves. He in no way wanted blacks to have equal rights as whites.

Revisionist history at work. George Orwell would be so proud.

22 Harry S Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

Dropping the atomic bomb on Japan wasn't racism, by the way.

Dropping the atomic bomb is not racist, like Cobalt said, but he was part of the KKK.

23 James K. Polk James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives and governor of Tennessee.

Probably the most racist President we've ever had! He sure did everything he could to start a war with Mexico as a pretense to steal their land. Although it is not 1848, the same treachery continues today in the Southwest. Many heirs to Spanish land grants are still fighting to regain their rights to "common lands" given to them by the Spanish crown before the Mexican-American War.

24 William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison was an American statesman who served as the 9th President of the United States from March 4, 1841 until his death on April 4, 1841. The cause of death of William Henry Harrison was pneumonia, after a cold and wet inauguration.
25 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.

He was related to J. Edgar Hoover who was prejudiced. He was one of the worst presidents in history because he caused a great depression.

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