Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II.
By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing market before the 2008 crash guarantee that he will have a permanent place in the bottom tier of presidents.
Also certain to be at or near the bottom of that list is Donald Trump.
Trump has been able to maintain 40% approval ratings by effectively manipulating the lizard brains of white Republicans, but even before COVID-19 hit, Trump was considered one of the worst presidents in the two surveys of scholars done in 2018.
Donald Trump could possibly face criminal tax fraud charges, ‘if the records don’t match up,’ expert on the president David Cay Johnston tells Joy Reid, adding that in his opinion allegedly, ‘They won’t.’
On President Donald Trump’s calls to open schools and White House efforts to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says, “The real travesty here is that there is no body count high enough for the president to actually pay attention to science. We could lose another 10,000. We could lose another 50,000. We could lose another 100,000. Nothing would compel him to listen to Dr. Fauci and others who are actually fighting to try and save lives.” Regarding opening schools, Duncan went on to add that Trump ‘doesn’t care whether you live or die.’
new battleground states that can impact the 2020 election, states like Georgia and possibly Texas.
Senate Republicans can’t distance themselves from Trump — they’ll have to go down with him.