Donald Trump Ranked ‘Worst U.S President’ In New Poll By Historians

Donald Trump Ranked ‘Worst U.S President’ In New Poll By Historians

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has bagged the position of “worst U.S. president” for the second time.

A poll by historians ranked him in the 45th position based on ten characteristics related to administrative and cultural standpoints.

It comes after the former president was slammed with a $355 million fine for fraudulently increasing the value of his assets in financial documents. He was also previously slammed with almost $100 million for sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll.

Donald Trump Takes Bottom Spot For The Second Time

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According to a new poll by historians from the American Political Science Association, Trump is the worst president in the history of the United States of America.

154 presidential historians voted on the poll, grading the previous presidents of the country based on a number of characteristics, including administrative skills, moral authority, and economic management.

While Trump garnered the lowest marks in most of these categories, he did come out tops in one, as the “most polarizing president.”

Meanwhile, current President Joe Biden was ranked 14th on the survey, and Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th president of the country, was placed at number one.

This is the second time Trump has appeared on the list, with a previous appearance occurring in 2018. At the time, he was ranked last at 44th, meaning he moved one spot down the current list due to Biden’s addition.

Donald Trump’s New York Fraud Trial Ended With An Unfavourable Ruling

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The ranking comes in the wake of Trump being slammed with an unfavorable ruling at the conclusion of his New York fraud trial.

The New York Attorney General’s office sued the billionaire mogul for fraudulently inflating his assets in financial documents, a case that also saw his two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, get indicted.

As part of his 92-page ruling, Judge Arthur Engoron upheld the recommendation of New York Attorney General Letitia James to fine Trump $355 million. He also slammed the former president with extra punishments, barring him from taking up executive roles in any New York corporations or entities for the next three years.

One more punishment came in the form of restricting Trump and his organization from trying to seek loans from New York-chartered financial institutions within the allocated time of the ban. The billionaire mogul has since announced his intention to appeal the decision at the appellate court.

Donald Trump Branded The Trial A ‘Witch Hunt’ Orchestrated By Joe Biden

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After his costly verdict, Trump quickly addressed his supporters,  saying that “a crooked New York State just ruled that I have to pay a fine of $355 million for having built a perfect company. Great cash, great buildings, great everything.”

The former president branded AG Letitia James as “corrupt” and claimed that she campaigned on the fact that “I will get Trump, I will get Trump.”

Trump also stated that this kind of verdict has never been made in American history and that such has only been done in “banana republics.”

“This is Russia, this is China, this is the same game. It all comes out of the DOJ; it all comes out of Biden. It is a witch hunt against his political opponent, the likes of which our country has never seen before. You see it in third-world countries, banana republics, but you don’t see it here,” the 77-year-old lamented.

He is presently scheduled to return to court next month for allegedly paying hush money to two women, former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels, during his 2016 presidential campaign.

The Former President Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting E. Jean Carroll

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With the ruling, Trump’s legal woes continue to spiral. He was previously ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll, his former columnist, about $7.3 million for “emotional harm,” plus $11 million for “reputational damages” and $65 million for “punitive damages.”

Although he denied the allegations, Carroll had sued him for defaming her, claiming that he had never met her. At the time when she first went public with the allegations, Trump called it a “con job,” adding that “People should pay dearly for such false accusations.”

Reacting to the verdict in a statement, Carroll said it was a “great victory for every woman who stands up when she’s been knocked down and a huge defeat for every bully who has tried to keep a woman down.”

On how she felt in court, Carroll divulged in her appearance on “Good Morning America” that she felt “elated” and it was “great,” it “filled” her up and was “almost painful.”