Top Ten U.S. Presidents with the Worst Foreign Policies

The Top Ten
1 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.

He invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, opened Guantanamo Bay, and tortured convicts who never had a trial. He also expanded the power of the president by an extremely large margin.

2 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

While he hasn't been in office for a year yet, he's already piled up a disastrous reputation. He got the U.S. further involved in Syria after claiming the U.S. shouldn't be involved, he stepped up drone strikes which kill innocent civilians, he's supplied more aid to Saudi Arabia, and the list, sadly, goes on.

He's aware that Russia is trying to manipulate our nation, and he's doing nothing and still saying that Putin is a friend, which he is not. Plus, he's a massive jerk to all of our allies.

3 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

During the Vietnam War, when he attempted to send hundreds of thousands more troops, his own party ran against him, causing him to drop out. Additionally, he promoted J. Edgar Hoover to report directly to him and retained him until Hoover's death.

Hoover is widely regarded as one of the worst and longest-serving human rights violators in American history. It is perplexing how the same man who signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an initiative that originated with JFK and RFK (before JFK was assassinated in 1963), could elevate someone like Hoover, who appeared to oppose those principles. Hoover's name appeared on both his COINTELPRO list and an earlier custodial detention list, along with Eleanor Roosevelt, the author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, much to the dismay of FDR.

4 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

He lied about wanting to end the Vietnam War to gain votes. He actually expanded it and didn't pursue efforts to end it until it was clear that victory would be impossible without further expanding U.S. forces, which would've been politically impossible. He also committed treason by interfering in the initial peace talks during the Johnson administration to have a better chance of being elected.

5 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

He supported violent dictatorships in Latin America, funded the contras, and funded extremist groups in Afghanistan.

6 George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.

He invaded Iraq, which began an unfortunate family tradition. He also aided the Reagan administration in supporting dictatorships in Latin America, many of which committed genocide against their own citizens.

7 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

He continued Bush's policies of unnecessary American intervention in the Middle East, which has killed thousands of innocent civilians. He also had U.S. civilians overseas assassinated without a trial because of a possible, but not definite, link to terrorism.

8 James 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.

Polk desperately wanted to expand the country's borders, by force if necessary. Therefore, he agitated Mexico until the country attacked, and Polk declared that the U.S. would invade Mexico in the name of self-defense.

9 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

He was an absolute joke at the G7 summit. Leaders of Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico all called out Biden on the border crisis, which was 100% his fault.

I mean, did you see that summit he had? How about giving everything away to all these countries?

10 James Buchanan James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.
The Contenders
11 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

Like LBJ, he had a masterful domestic policy, but Teddy was a warmonger. He once wrote, "I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one." Nothing spells patriotism and love for one's country like going to war over trivial things to boost soldiers' morale. "Night at the Museum" will never be the same again.

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.
13 John F Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban... read more

He invaded Cuba and suddenly got angry when the country began to build a nuclear stockpile to deter another invasion. If the Kennedy administration had recognized Cuba's sovereignty and not authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis probably would never have happened.

14 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.
15 Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) 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.
16 John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.
17 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.
18 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
19 Harry Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.
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