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, 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.

Multiple Presidents of the past were mentally ill to some degree. - floral

A unexperienced celebrity/businessman who's trying to make America worse (by spreading hate to muslims and the disabled, "celebrating" the military, hiring white supremacists in certain roles, dumb decisions etc). He's pretty much turning America into the next Nazi Germany (no Trump you're not like Lincoln, you're like Hitler or Stalin, heck Russia's trying to mess with us all with their propaganda that helped you win.)

Trump gets along fine with all dictators and hate all the leaders of the democratic countries. If he had his way (if he had more time and a minimum of intelligence), I'm sure he could be as bad as Hitler and Stalin. He said there were fine people among white supremacists, the way he's talking about immigrants is a bit like how Hitler spoke about the jews at the beginning. He even said about Kim Jong-un that his people obey him without question and that he wants it to be the same way here. Wake up, that man is a narcissistic scumbag who will be remembered in history as America's biggest shame. - lilyflower

Have you heard his views on Andrew Jackson and the Civil War and now you can add his version of why Napoleon lost in Russia (because of extra curricular activities) and how the Russians defeated the Germans in WWII (one night of -35 degree temperature, just because of this one night). Plus he brags, "I'm like a smart person" or the infamous "...I have a good brain" and so it goes...

Ran for the office to become President. No other agenda, just wanted to be President. Unfamiliar with the second amendment, no knowledge of Federal Court appointees, no opinion on abortion, until the Republican Party told him what to believe. Unfamiliar with the Constitution of the United States. Can't wait for the books which will be written after he leaves office.

2 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.

not smart, not evil, just not smart at all (only president dumber is Trump). unfortunately he had Chaney who is/was an evil mother f'er

Get your facts straight. This man did NOT inherit a recession of ANY kind; he inherited a SURPLUS because of how good our country was in financially and otherwise with a BOOMING economy! Those you disagree need to look for other sources that are NOT Fox News or MSNBC. Him and the Republicans in Florida cheated the 2000 election from Al Gore.

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.

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 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 more.

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

I also agree with everything you said. Bush is awful. But trump is the worst of the worst. - CostcoHotDogs

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?

Barack Obama was the best president The United States of America has ever had, the only reason why he is hated is because those who hate him are the typical right right wing racists and capitalists. The reason why he is liked around the world, is that his politics were in line with the rest of the world. He did his job well and opened up new opportunities for everyone in the states. As Americans you should be glad that you had him as a president, since your current president Trump has begun to destroy human rights in your country, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You will see by the end of this year 2017 that there is nothing good left in your country. Instead you will probably have a new civil war at hand or a revolution if Mr.Trump is not stopped and imprisoned.

One of the greatest statesmen the United States has ever had,

4 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

The original Donald Trump

Where are the Idiots I voted for?

5 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.

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.

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.

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

Hoover did not start the Great Depression. It came unexpectedly. - IcetailofWishClan

What the Hell is this?

6 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!

His arrogance caused the civil war.

It was just his stupid arrogance that somehow got Lincoln killed, too. - IcetailofWishClan

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.

7 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!

8 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.

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

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.

He just retired

Thief, cheater, and general ass

9 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!

10 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.

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.

Why did he increase gas prices?

no economic sense

Why the hell did he increase gas prices?

The Newcomers

? Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

The Contenders

11 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,

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 more.

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

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

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

He should be above Trump.

13 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.

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

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

14 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.

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

His name should have been Andrew Jack Ass.

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

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

15 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.
16 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 didn't actually get stuck in a bath tub but he had two other bath tub accidents.

Got stuck in the bathtub. Enough said.

Taft rhymes with daft

His bathtub could fit four men.

17 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.

He looks like william henry harrison but harrison is uglier

18 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.
19 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.

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

Wrong Bush

liar, cheater, continued bad policies of republican party

Yeah he is the worst president because he gave birth to JUNIOR BUSH

20 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.
21 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.

pardoned Nixon, Nixon should have gone to jail for what he did

Ford was an idiot.

22 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

started the prion disease that has eaten away at the republican party and our democracy

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.

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.

23 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 more.

And below is a clone of Lyndon.

24 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.
25 Franklin Roosevelt

He was the best president shame people shame

26 Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was an American politician who served as the 13th President of the United States from 1850 to 1853. He was the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties.
27 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.
28 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 more.
29 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Someone misread the title. He is the greatest president of all time.

Someone misread the title.

Good President

A felon that did not let states act under the 10th amendment, he should have been shot!

30 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.

This guy was way too smart. Clever and sneaky enough to completely ruin the country with his unconstitutional policies (income taxes, federal reserve act, etc.), lying the nation into a second term and then right into WW1 which he said he would stay out of, and to keep his insane racism on the down low.

Say what you will about his presidency, he was the only president with a doctorate and was certainly a very capable academic.

Sold out the country by signing the federal reserve act. Death bed regret of oh my god, what did I do

Sold out American by signing federal reserve act. Death bed regret of what he ha done to country

31 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.
32 Calvin Coolidge John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.

Best president ever.

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

Harry was an idiot and wasn't truly elected.

35 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 Treaty, more.

The best President this country has ever had. If he had not been deliberately assassinated by powers that be, we might still have a republic government with constitution and the law of the land

BEST president ever, he wanted America to have peace

He was intelligent. He was in the Peace Corp.

Best president in the whole world.

36 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829 at the peak of a political career during which he served in various capacities as diplomat, United States Senator, United States Secretary of State, more.

Uh... No. John Quincy Adams was actually the smartest president, in terms of IQ. His presidency just wasn't that good.

37 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.

He had over 300 slaves and had kids with one of them he’s just a psychopath

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