Presidential Historians Ranks Trump Among Worst Presidents, Obama in Top 10 Best

President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at an "An Address to Young Americans" event hosted by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Gage Skidmore Flickr.

Presidential historians have ranked the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump as one of the worst leaders in America’s history while ranking his predecessor Barack Obama amongst the top 10. The annual list compiled by historians ahead of Independence Day is a “cross-section of presidential historians and professional observers of the presidency ranked the country’s 44 former chief executives on 10 characteristics of leadership,” C-SPAN said in a press release.

The Daily Wire reports:

“Former President Donald Trump enters the ranks for the first time in the #41 position. His highest rankings were in Public Persuasion (#32) and Economic Management (#34). The historians ranked him in last place (#44) for Moral Authority and Administrative Skills,” the press release continued.

Obama, on the other hand, rose from his #12 ranking in 2017 to #10. In the category of “Moral Authority,” Obama ranked #6, behind only Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Theodore Roosevelt. Trump ranked last in Moral Authority.

Participants in the survey included 142 historians and “professional observers of the presidency,” C-SPAN explained, adding that the team represented 50% increase since 2017, as well as one “reflecting new diversity in race, gender, age and philosophy.”

“C-SPAN’s success in assembling a truly diverse group of historians and professional observers of the presidency only strengthens an already strong poll,” said Amity Shlaes, chairman of the Calvin Coolidge Foundation.

The presidents who ranked below Trump were Franklin Pierce, who signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act that led to Bleeding Kansas; Andrew Johnson, who was impeached; and James Buchanan, whose feeble leadership is considered by many to be a leading factor in the Civil War.



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Helen
Helen
3 months ago

This is a lie Trump is the bestPresident this country has ever had and Obama is the worst

Craig Lummus
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

And where will these academian know-it-alls rank the current president when he’s out of office? Probably in the top 5

SDOFAZ
3 months ago
Reply to  Craig Lummus

Just like the know who these Historians are exactly. This could be just C-Span employees. This article is so obviously a hit piece and even easier to laugh at. Flakey FAKE NEWS just like Flakey FAKE Polls, now we have Flakey FAKE Historians rating presidents. Bozo really whined lately wanting some Fake News to say he beat Trump at something. C-Span in the dumper for sure!

L.C Black
L.C Black
3 months ago
Reply to  Craig Lummus

I’m thinking # 2. Harris will be # 5.
Also wondering who these elite academicians are. Maybe they work for the government but identify as historians.

Jerry
Jerry
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

I disagree with the so called historians. I believe president Trump will be one of our greatest presidents. Obama, come on, certainly not even in top 25.

MillieK
MillieK
3 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

You are so right!

Casey
Casey
3 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Obama won’t be in the top 44!

Nancyreyes346@gmail.com
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

This is bullshit by the C-span must be a liberal ass.!!! Barack was a failed president wasn’t even born in this country.!!! The worst fake president in America’s history.!!! Maybe it was
his color again they considered.!!! His second term for sure was rigged by the demonRATS.!!! They have a bad reputation when it comes to cheat, lie, steal and commit crimes without accountability.!!!

Dee S
3 months ago

Its Total BS.

Dr B
Dr B
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

True

anniedawn
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

CSPAN …….. It has to be a joke or maybe these “historians” are WOKE? You know brainwashed with an inability to recognize TRUTH.

Winifred
Winifred
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

Trump has done so much for this country and Obama tanked us

Bmar
Bmar
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen

CSPAN. What would you expect?

Mutzika
Mutzika
3 months ago

Oh really?
look at those rallies
Xiden can’t coff up that

william meuse
william meuse
3 months ago
Reply to  Mutzika

Oh look its C-span doing the survey. Fake news!

alfred s quick jr &eileen f quick
alfred s quick jr &eileen f quick
3 months ago
Reply to  william meuse

i know it was fake from the frist word every body should turn off all the news mongers that does this crap stop watching thei
r channel an watch them go broke

SDOFAZ
3 months ago

I have stopped watching this slop since 2014, Got fed up listening to the FAKE NEWS saying Hillary was gonna win 2016. And then got sick of the Flakey FAKE NEWS making mountains out of nothing since that date. When everything is a lie there are not even kernels of truth to pick out from their stuff anymore. Defeats them as sources of news and real information forever more.
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I can’t imagine conservatives are the only people in the country coming to that conclusion. Apparently the owners of the Flakey Fake News Sources have deep pockets because their businesses spreading this BS certainly can’t be in the black zone of finance. Red, flaming red, is the color in accounting of losses and that has to be on the bottom line of the purveyors of this crap today!
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Now if we can only get congress in hand to vote their first amendment rights away if they only peddle propaganda for a political party!

Casey
Casey
3 months ago
Reply to  william meuse

C-span needs to change their name to C-spew because all they do is spew bulls___!

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  Casey

C-Span, and CNN are as phony and bogus as Rachel MadCow.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
3 months ago

This only proves how dumbed down our historian academics are.

Jeff
Jeff
3 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

Are they truly dumb…or just eager to take wads of money for spewing such idiocy? Any fool can see how everything Trump did was better not only for Americans but for people in other countries as well. Blacks did better under Trump than under Obozo. Thousands of innocent Iraqis were slaughtered because of Obozo’s stupidity. Trump was responsible for slaughtering the evil ones. These “historians” obviously aren’t very keen on history, recent history at that!

MariaDelia
3 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

No, they aren’t that dumb, they are globalists, anti Trump who is #1 Patriot!

anniedawn
3 months ago
Reply to  MariaDelia

You know Hitler was a globalist.

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

These liberals say what their itching ears want to hear, not what is truth or fact!

Puds
Puds
3 months ago

B as in b, s as in s! Presidential Historian swamp.

Helen T
Helen T
3 months ago

what do you expect from a liberal poll? Trump #1

Bill
Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  Helen T

Helen has it right!
Another waste liberal poll.
Country needs a Trump more than ever 👊🇺🇸👍

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…The PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIANS Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. THEY Do NOT KNOW Their HEAD from Their – –. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago

These historians are ALL wack job LIBTURDS.
I’m not worried at all. President Trump BEST PRESIDENT OF MY LIFETIME!
Deal with that historians.

Ann
Ann
3 months ago

Fake news. President Trump is the best president in our history. He is honest where most democrat politicians are compulsive liars and evil.

Kathy
Kathy
3 months ago

Seriously.!? As far as racial divide and morality… The Obama administration handed the Trump administration a mess. And the Biden administration has made it worse.

Larry
3 months ago

If that is the way people are thinking it explains why our once great country is going to hell!

Tom J
Tom J
3 months ago

Very funny JOKE!!

Kelly
Kelly
3 months ago

So sick of these so called “elites” that think that they can decide what the real American people think and feel…they can go to hell! Everyone, including them, knows that President Trump is the best President this country has ever had and probably will ever have…and Obama? Please….what a joke! The day is coming when their demise will be shown for all the world to see and I can’t wait for that day…Elites, my ass! Bottom feeders is more like it! Scum!

Bob L
Bob L
3 months ago

This another of the ELITE putting the screws to an AMERICAN tht workd for the PEOPLE and never caved to their doctrines of always SELF, SELF and more SELF GREED and self proclaimed power.
President Trump was ALWAYS about and looking out for AMERICA FIRST and that didn’t sit well with the Leftist Elitists agendas.
This is nothing but a bunch of bratty children being mean, disrespecful to a man of GREAT Morals and just flat-out Rude.
The AMERICAN PEOPLE ALL KNOW KNOW THE TRUTH and that’s what used to matter. The Media just left the people behind and lost track of right from wrong along their miserable way.

Bryant
Bryant
3 months ago

The worst President was responsible for the deaths of 600,000 to 650,000 Americans. He suspended Habeus Corpus for the duration of the war, refused negotiate for a peaceful settlement, blockaded southern ports, allowed his generals to commit heinous war crimes, and so much more. Abraham Lincoln. Trump was one of the best. Obama, certainly near the bottom, along with FDR. Teddy Roosevelt expanded the executive power and I would put him near the bottom. Near the top, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge. Not sure about others, but Eisenhower, Reagan, Jackson and Kennedy would be close.

Dennis Williams
Dennis Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Bryant

Agree. You got it right.

Lawrence Hurd
Lawrence Hurd
3 months ago

This is fake NEWS and absolute BS Must be run by Rhinos it do this!!! I will unsubscribe for this so Called NEWS site I suggest you all do the same

Cowgirl Diva
Cowgirl Diva
3 months ago

Of course, we know this is just more BS from the Lying Lame Stream Media..!! Polls mean nothing…!! Political activists/operatives who are biased against President Trump mean nothing..!! The only thing that matters is the number of LEGAL VOTES that President Trump received when he WON the election…!! Voter Fraud is against the law and Joe Biden is NOT the president..!! Happy 4th of July…..God Bless America…!!

Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson
3 months ago

Trump was and is the best and Obama is the worst one for sure.<<<<<He sucks no good

Cowgirl Diva
Cowgirl Diva
3 months ago

These SAME lying “Presidential Historians” are attempting to rewrite, erase, cancel American History..!! LYING LEFTISTS don’t get to rewrite, erase or cancel our American History..!! They should SHUT UP and STOP SPEWING their LIES…!!

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowgirl Diva

The left is tearing down historical statues and monuments to eliminate history and rewrite it.

Harold Hopkins
Harold Hopkins
3 months ago

Trump is number 1 followed by Ronald Reagan.

Grace
Grace
3 months ago

Since I lived through the Jimmy Carter debacle I can attest, for sure, he was the worst president till Joe Biden came along. Carter did the damage by accident. Biden is destroying America with intent. He has sold his soul to Socialist, Marxist, Communist agendas for money. A Billionaire Judas for sure. I judge a president by what they did for our country and President Trump, was by far, the most caring, hard working, unselfish and productive president of the last two centuries. The left wing socialist know President Trump stands alone, a warrior, fighting for the survival of America. They will stop at nothing to destroy him. Is he bombastic at times? Yes. However he tells it like it is, no lies, no cover up. AMERICA FIRST ! .

anniedawn
3 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Remember Judas hung himself after he betrayed Jesus. Biden is committing treason against the people of America.

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

That’s a joke at best. Historians today are mostly Liberal. They judge Trump by personality not accomplishments.

Craig Lummus
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike

What was wrong with President Trump’s personality? I happened to love President Trump’s personality. Bombastic my ass. People, this is what “push-back” looks like. When dealing with the Left, there is no playing nice. If that makes you “bombastic”, then so be it. Trump was bare knuckles, gloves off-just like the other side treats us. You have to stand up to bullies and give them a taste of their own medicine. And if that makes you ‘bombastic’ in the eyes of the media, then you’re doing something right.

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  Craig Lummus

I don’t like liars and phonies and that seems to be what we get from Washington with the exception of a few Conservative Republicans and some moderates. I like President Trump’s strong personality, unfortunately that rubs the corrupt evil people who have a specific agenda to dismantle America the wrong way.

Jim2
Jim2
3 months ago

This report is the biggest pile of crap I’ve heard in a long time. What a bunch of hooey!
Only an America-hating Communist would say something that bad about Donald Trump.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

And now we have another smidgen of evidence that democrat propaganda is aimed at destruction of the U.S. Constitution and indeed the nation itself. Such slop belongs as drippings from democrat leadership and every democrat voter. Clearly, this nation needs to privatize education, install term limits and revert to the system of having state legislators select U.S. Senators.

KMc
KMc
3 months ago

Liberal pieces of trash. Reagan was awesome. Trump a close 2nd in my lifetime! They put America 1st. Obama was a piece of shit and Biden is continuing Obama’s infamy! Bunch of liberals that forgot America 1st is the reason we became a country to begin with. They are the ones that would put a statue of George Floyd on the WH lawn!

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

Tell’s ya everything you need to know about ‘so-called, historians’ these days…why do you think all these a-hole-lib-turds…are so desperately trying to “re-write history” tear-down monuments and “shout-down” anyone else, as a racist, when you don’t think like them❓Same thing happened in Germany when the Nazis took over, and, also, in Russia & China, during the socialist/communist overthrow of these countries in history❗️

Maggietish
Maggietish
3 months ago

This is clearly a total lie. If anything President Trump has gained far more support from voters in addition to the 75 million who voted for him. Socialist/communist Dems headed by Joe Biden and the rest of his gang I’ve been on a mission to destroy the United States and the freedoms and rights of the American people. Everything that President Trump did for the go to this nation and the American people by to make sure he completes an executive order is literally destroyed it and taking it away and he’s put this whole nation and the American people in Shepherd he and has no conscience at all about it. People have had enough of the socialist/communist corrupt dems like Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of their treasonous gang and they are so arrogant they refuse to even consider that they’re committing political suicide. Enough is enough. Term limits now!

True American
True American
3 months ago

More dumercrat bull s..t When you elect fox to guard the hen house you just got rid of all hens.

henk_USA
henk_USA
3 months ago

B. Obama is a terrorist to this great nation, just tell me how rich he’s now???

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago
Reply to  henk_USA

Very, very rich!!!
I’m sure Michael is in the kitchen preparing all their meals. YEAH, RIGHT.
Annnnnd, who do they hang out with????
WHITE PRIVILEGED ELITES.

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  henk_USA

Obama pretended to be a Christian to deceive people, and get elected, but his heart is far from Jesus Christ the Lord of Lords and the Prince of Peace by his actions Obama does the opposite of what Jesus wanted for all mankind, dividing, creating wars among the brethren, and turning man against his brother.

Roy
Roy
3 months ago

Let’s get this ‘new group of diverse observers’ to get their opinion on BLM, ANTIFA, cities burning, lockdowns and Joe Biden. I bet they’ll rate them the best, most successful social engineers in history. Then, survey the citizens on how they are enjoying their fear, poverty and oppression.

Pam
Pam
3 months ago

This is TOTAL BS!!!

LC6624
LC6624
3 months ago

What difference does this BS poll make . They make heroes out of criminals and drug addicts and make statues of them and then tear down statues that document history. Sad for our country that our academia and journalist are so politicized, corrupt and lacking in intelligence to have a feeble old man as president and all ready to lick his shoes, even if on wrong feet, and let him sniff their hair

monica
monica
3 months ago

Ha ha. “Historians?” Historians from China????

DUANE HAYES
3 months ago

Robert Spencer’s thoroughly researched book, “Ranking America’s Presidents” placed Trump at the best President we’ve ever had.

Ruby Rowell
3 months ago

It is not April Fools!! It is the 4th of July!! This is absolutely not true!!

DUANE HAYES
3 months ago

Consider Obama created more debt than all of the previous presidents combined!! Obama helped create the worse race relations we’ve ever had. Obamacare spiked health insurance costs, Americans lost their doctors, and record Democrats lost seats because of this. Obama failed miserably in fighting ISIS, Trump quickly defeated them.

Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson
3 months ago

This is really BS. Trump is the best and was the best president and will be again. He belongs back in the white house not the so called crazy man that is there now.. Trump all the way.. He will make America great again. ( Those nuts know nothing about a GREAT PRESIDENT)

Jim NH61
Jim NH61
3 months ago

Hello? C-SPAN… I’m surprised they didn’t rank Biden in the top 10…

David James Kyle
David James Kyle
3 months ago

Major bulls**t

Lew Tripp
3 months ago

F’n azsholes

Patricia Outlaw
3 months ago

I’m sorry – Who gives a damn about what the historians think. I suppose they think brain dead Biden is a great president. How ridiculous is this story. Junk news!!!!!

Pat K Dietrich
3 months ago

That is BS! Must be a liberal writing this! The muslim fake president Obomb almost destroyed this country & he’s still trying through senile Joe! Trump was the best president ever & always will be !

Texdrd
Texdrd
3 months ago

Who in their right senses would even give this a blink from a known propaganda machine like C Span.

Coach Wolf
Coach Wolf
3 months ago

PURE B.S. TRUMP IS CLEARLY #1.

William Betts
3 months ago

President Trump is the best president to hold the office. In one month he will be back to take this country to the greatest heights that it has ever seen. Cspan is a communist organization it has no standing……

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  William Betts

I just hope Lindell is right and he is reinstated because of the stollen election,

Sonja Moreau
Sonja Moreau
3 months ago

Fake News feeding their liberal socialists audience. Real history will write the true story!
The world knows better, and so does God Almighty!

HGT
HGT
3 months ago

The Historians must all be partisan Comunist dems. As the American people if poles would rank him among the best. And I believe that in time history will beare that out. He created the best economy accrossed the board that Americans had had in decades. Could have accomplished so much more, had he not had to spend so much time fighting against Comunist dems trying to distroy him. The same ones who stole the election and are now trying even harder to distroy this great Nation.
Obama is one trying to distroy this nation and all the good it stands for. The bottom 4 should be Obama, Biden, Carter and Clinton. You choose the order.

Charlie
Charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  HGT

Actually Clinton wasn’t that bad as far as Dem presidents go. But the only reason he got elected was because Bush the elder was such a lying sack of dung that many Repubs either didn’t vote at all or voted for Clinton as their personal kick to 41’s crotch.

Karole
Karole
3 months ago

Another false poll from radicals….

Richard
3 months ago

The liberals just can’t face the facts.

cactusbob
cactusbob
3 months ago

Just another example of how Democrats say just the opposite of what’s true. But they are bound and determined to bastardize history, so we’ll probably see more of this outlandish B.S.

Bev Kline
Bev Kline
3 months ago

Not surprised since they, schools are trying to force critical race theory policies on all our schools and President Trump is fighting this. They want their liberal ways to be the policy and Barack Obama goes right along with them. President Trump fights for the American people. He is in favor of 1776 that keeps our history truths about our Nation. He is a battler and is fighting these elite so called professors.

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