Top 10 Stupidest 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, he took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later renamed The Trump Organization. During his business career, Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his name in the branding of various products. more.

I'm not surprised that this mentally ill; poor excuse for a human being is doing so poorly as a president of anything. He is our first mentally retarded/mentally ill president in history. He does and says things that only an idiot might say and is proud or filled with self indulgent fake superiority and intelligence as only he can explain. He brags about "tapes" and impedes constitutional and unconstitutional laws just as other famous past presidents (Richard Nixon) have done and met their Watergate. He hasn't even learned that he might just be a "Crook" as well as an "Idiot". He should stop before he shoots himself in the head or his wife by mistake. He might as well make himself the head of his own investigation of himself.

There were 48 states once upon a time and now there are 49, 50 (Hawaii, Alaska), 51 (Puerto Rico) and 52 (Virgin Islands) states or provinces as evidences by the additional two stars on our American flag. Cuba is not yet an American province and hardly recognized as an island which America wants to know. Though does Donald Trump know any of this history as evidence of his words in speaking with the so called President of the Virgin Islands recently. He referred to having spoken with the President of the Virgin Islands who was actually the Governor of the islands. Is this his way of speaking to himself in that he has a very smart or good "brain"? Life of Trump or Life of Brian? Good luck with that "brain" Mr. Dump! I'll sit down for you anytime.

The first POTUS without any previous political and/or military experience, and boy does it show. Not only is he a petty, vindictive toddler who can't read anything longer than a tweet, but he also has no idea how to even get his legislative agenda through Congress (thank God for that); all because he can't negotiate his way out of a paper bag and even undermines those who are supposed to be his natural allies (calling the House's healthcare repeal bill "mean" for example). He constantly gets into Twitter fights with fellow Republicans, mayors, celebrities, world leaders, and even the widow of a fallen soldier, since he apparently has nothing better or more important to do as President besides golfing of course (even though he complained about his predecessor Obama doing the same thing). Honestly he is making the George W. Bush (not exactly the brightest of bulbs himself) look like ' George Washington by comparison and the entire world is laughing at us as a result. Truly an imbecile ...more

I'm angry that our current president has caused me reintroduce the word "retard" to my vocabulary. I'll concede that he probably doesn't technically qualify as retarded, but most of his actions prompt me to think he is. Someone buy him a dictionary or thesaurus so he can describe things with out saying "huge" or "big stuff." Just considering his vocabulary indicates a lower than average intellect. His actions and words belie the education of a middle school student.

2 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 destabilized the Middle East when he took out Saddam Hussein. His conies said the war wouldn't cost the U.S. much that oil $ would pay for it and we would be treated as liberators. Where did they get their intelligence from?

He sent our country into the most severe recession since the Great Depression.

Tax breaks for the rich in a time of war was a bit too much for our economy to handle.

He is a joke and an embarrassment. Shame on people who voted this puppet president into office twice.

Nation building: since when is the US responsible for this?
Iraq war? He has a lot of blood on his hands; hope he sleeps well at night. Ahem: 45 minutes before our jets scrambled to defend the homeland?
Ahem: and all those other buildings randomly collapsed? Hardly: those buildings were shown to have had controlled blasts: funny how our government will cover up their mess, just to justify going to war. "Collateral damage". At least the Gov planned when there were the fewest in Manhattan...

Started unnecessary wars that did not end up making the populations of Iraq or Afghanistan much better off - especially not compared to spending same $$$ on sneaky development aid.

Put Dick Cheney in charge of torture, war, causing climate change, fracking. Worst crime of any US POTUS. Also, cheated his way into office in Florida in 2000 & Ohio in 2004 setting up GOP to cheat in Trump in 2016. Worst President Ever. US permanent decline under his watch, probably $20T debt caused by his wars. A plain moron.

Signature domestic achievement: No Child Left Behind is now considered a failure by even the most strident conservatives.
Signature international achievement: The war in Iraq is a dramatic failure that has made life much worse for millions of people. Made worse by the fact that his own Father said that this would be the case 10 years earlier when planning the first gulf war.

3 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. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

I can guarantee that EVERYONE who is so against him and are on this site are either racists. Even if you claim you're not a racist, if you genuinely say think he's a terrible president, I promise you, you're a racist piece of trash at heart, even if that's unconsciously.

Obama managed to clean up the mistakes Bush made. Bush was able to ruin all the good things Clinton did.

Also, the person said something about how the US needs to team up with Ukraine to defeat Russia (even though there's no actual war going on) and how Obama's bad for not doing that, did you ever maybe consider that the Ukraine-Russia conflict has NOTHING to do with us and that if we attacked, we'd be beyond screwed?

Obama will go down as the worst President since Hoover. He gave the worst terrorist state-Iran hundreds of billions of dollars and lied to the the vote about the Iran nuclear deal terms.
He drew a Red Line in Syria that was was a silly threat and stood by as hundreds of thousands were killed and millions become refugees.
He supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and did not support either of two Allies there.
He has backed down against Russia, China and screwed Israel.
He supported the overthrow of Khadafy when Libya was fighiting Ilamic terrorism.
And then there is his domestic policy failures. We have the lowest participation in the labor force in over 30 years.
We have the highest number of people on welfare and the lowest participation in paying income taxes.
He has stymied job growth for all 7 plus years of his presidency by supporting thousand of new restrictive regulations.
He has done more harm to ace relations than any elected leader since Govenor ...more

Now the USA is making decisions we can't. What we should do is team up with Ukraine and help them with there fight with Russia. We'll the fight hasn't started yet but it will after that plane crash. Obama is to scared too make that decision. What he wants to do is make the Marine Corp into the navy which by the way is not his decision and to think about it he is taking high ranked Marines and making lower ranks. So all are military leaders should make the decision to abandon Obama and make there own decisions.

OK, lets compare Obama to Bush for a second..

Obama's regulations got the economy back to pre-recession levels, and now the US is doing fairly well by international standards.
Bush removed all regulations and allowed corporations to destroy the economy.

Obama's policies created 7.7 million jobs.
Bush's policies created 2.6 million jobs.

Obama orchestrated the successful assassination of Osama Bin Laden and withdrew from both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush lied to the American people, attacked Iraq to obtain it's oil reserves, created a vacuum of power eventually filled by ISIS and gave Bin Ladin time to escape from Afghanistan.

Obama responded to terrorist attacks by trying to ramp up public security and discouraging reactionary violence.
Bush responded to terrorist attacks by starting wars and killing more people than the attacks themselves.. by a lot.

Obama put restrictions on the NSA.
Bush gave the NSA the ability to spy on ...more

4 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.

Honestly, I pity Hoover. I'm not a republican, but I think he was not half as bad a president as people make him out to be. He did not cause the depression. Indeed, I have to say, though, his politics were stupid, as non-intervention cannot solve a huge crisis (nor can it solve any crisis). So not too smooth to do that. But saying he caused the depression is excessive. Definitely not the worst president.

Business man who was president during the Depression. Oh wow, next business man to be president and there's a global depression. I'm sure it's a coincidence.

What an idiot! Yeah, you're lucky that FDR came after you to clean up your Great Depression mess.

Raised income taxes... Easily caused The Great Depression.

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

This man was one of our last good Presidents, based solely on Peace, Liberty, and Constitution as ratified. Should be lower on this list.

Gave government jobs to his crooked friends. He only won because he was good looking

Where are the Idiots I voted for?

6 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 more.

It is highly probable that Richard Nixon manipulated the 13th Amendment of the Constitution in order to incarcerate black people; in order to do this, he would have been responsible for the crack epidemic amongst Ghetto's during his terms of office; and even if this is no more than a concluded conspiracy, what does it tell you of his character? He was also involved in the infamous Watergate scandal so I certainly wouldn't put it past him.

Richard was a great president. Then he was involved in the watergate. He has done WAY less lying than hillary clinton, and he was to be impeached. She, however, is allowed to run for president.

Richard was not stupid. On the contrary, he was quite clever, devious and cunning.

He called Mr. Indira Gandhi a witch so I hate him

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

Really? How can harry truman be stupid save on of the top 20 richest country in the world as our ally? Buchanan said that we need to calm down the south when the north are still angered!

Here is a thought: send troops to the Southern US.

He's quite intelligent. He's got an IQ of 141. He's just a terrible president.

His arrogance caused the civil war.

8 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.

His name starts with an u!

9 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.

Cheney did NOT pull the strings for Bush 41. Bush was directly in charge of how to deal with the Soviet Union as it was collapsing.

If nothing else, he was the father of one of the most stupid presidents to ever breath.

He really never was President. He was only a Puppet with Cheney pulling the strings.

A veteran, best thing I can say about him, knew Reagan was corrupt, but did nothing.

10 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].

He was a drunk. He learned to read and write until he was married!

The Contenders
11 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.

Jimmie Carter was about as interesting as watch rust grow. He also got a number of men killed in a failed attempt to rescue the hostages in Iran who were taken because he was such a noodle. He gave the Panama canal back so some other power could walk in and control it.

Called the energy crisis the "Moral Equivalent Of War," the acronym for which is "MEOW," the sound a cat makes. Botched the rescue operation in Iran for lack of a single helicopter when the U.S. military had 5,000 in its inventory at the time.

He let us down with the Iran scandal. How dare any nation hold 52 of our people hostage for ? We should have bombed them to hell and back in 52 different cities.

My votes a joke. I mean hey you guys are right about gas prices but they don't give the Nobel peace prize to idiots who's the idiot now

12 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

I saw what happened when his "trickle down" economics trickled nowhere. I saw the cuts he made to mental health and the streets of San Diego where flooded with people talking to themselves and shouting unintelligible things. How ironic that he himself became afflicted with Alzheimer's and maybe that was his problem while in office.

Garbage who started the ruin of our country. Trees cause pollution and kids should eat ketchup. He lived way past any use he had for humans.

This president attacked every right of All Americans and did things in contrast to the constitution of the United States.

Although popular nowthat he is gone I remember having to live through10% plus inflation every year he was president.

13 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 more.

Why is he on our money?! He literally committed mass genocide.

He had no education and couldn't even spell his name.

His name should have been Andrew Jack Ass.

- Hated paper money, yet is placed upon the $20.

14 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 Bob Dole. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was ideologically a New Democrat and many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy. more.

Slick Willie is simply pathetic. He was more interested in chasing skirts than the welfare of his country. Plus, one of the most un healthy things a person could do is become a friend of Bill and Hillary. They have an inordinate amount of deceased friends.

We were in the black when he was president not trillions of dollars in debt like we are now!

Him, obama and bush followed and are following orders from one organization. Federal Reserve Bank. Open your eyes America!

He's one of the biggest reasons for our economy. Everyone blames Bush but it goes back to Clinton

15 James Monroe James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

Throughout the knowledge of what I know of him, he was at the very least a decent president, not a bad one. He cared dearly about the country, just like other good presidents. He've done many things to help this country grow,

16 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.

Certainly the dumbest. He didn't take mommy's advice to put on a coat or stay inside by the fire.

All he did was give a hour long speech in a blizzard without a jacket, then die from a cold.

What? We don't know much about William Harrison's presidency.

17 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.

On the one hand, the attention John Adams received in 1776 was well-deserved. The Boston Massacre was an incredibly important case and it set arguably the best precedent in legal history: innocent until proven guilty.

But his Presidency was so awful that Alexander Hamilton decided that shooting himself - and the entire Federalist party - in the foot was a better decision than allowing Adams's second term. Adams is also responsible for the Alien and Sedition Acts: this created another precedent. Only this only was anti-immigration; it was grossly discriminatory and bred from malignancy.

18 Gerald Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.

The only president who was never voted into office. He pardoned Nixon which is understandable, especially if you consider the corruption associated to the Clinton's and the Obama's. But then he turns around, after we lost 58,479 young Americans in Vietnam and gave amnesty to those who defected to Canada to avoid having to serve their country.

Not up to the job mentally.

Ford was an idiot.

19 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.
20 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.

William Howard Taft was a remarkable President for more than dying in a bathtub. He was the first - and only - President to ever unite the Political parties.

Before you dismiss him, I implore you to take a look at your own life; have you ever achieved anything so unprecedented?

He didn't actually get stuck in a bath tub but he had two other bath tub accidents.

Got stuck in the bathtub. Enough said.

His bathtub could fit four men.

21 James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.
22 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

Harry S. in reality may be the most stupid of the bunch. He, just like Hitler thought he knew more about war than his generals. He was an artillery officer in WW1, so he may have had some idea . but nothing by comparison of his generals. In order to prove his idiocy, he fired McArthur during Korea more over a personality clash than anything else. Yes, the general threatened the Chinese with the bomb, but that was more bluff than anything else. It was also something Mac couldn't have done without the government behind him.

Harry was an idiot and wasn't truly elected.

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.

Wrong place, wrong time

24 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 1973 to 2009. more.

Biden is definitely the worst and most useless president in us history. He has made the United States the laughing stock of the world. He single handedly destroyed the economy and his global climate change policies have destroyed our energy independence.

This idiot does not care what voters want. His arrogance and stupidity gets in the way of making decisions that are best for the US.

He has a lot of baggage, and based on many past interviews, he is a horrible politician. Now, he kowtows to people who hate America. I pity him: he was forced to this role when he should have retired; he may not live thru his term due to his physical and mental limitations. I wish him well, regardless.

Just getting to know nothing would be an improvement for Joe Biden.

25 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 didn't like him because they blamed him for Vietnam.

Like Bush, bringing the US to war in Vietnam was a catastrophe...Again, it is not the US responsibility to wage war with nations that are not attacking us. Can't blame him directly, but our entire Government for their thinking. People's of the world must fight for their own freedom first. That's the only negative I can comment on.

My understanding: according to an interview with a former communist general, "the US was days away from victory" until the idiot McNamara chickened out and pulled the plug on a war that should never have been fought...

This jerk would have never been president had it not been for the JFK assassination. Make you wonder? JFK saw the Vietnam war as a no win situation and probably would have got us out. That all changed when LBJ took the reigns. He probably started to escalate that war before JFK was buried. Hence, he made way for our great nation to have to bury 58,479 young Americans.

And below is a clone of Lyndon.

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