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The words of President Donald Trump and his White House staff are, in no small way, a matter of national security and credibility, and those things have entered a danger zone, a Wall Street Journal editorial argued on Tuesday.

The conservative-leaning editorial board pointed to Trump's debunked claim that domestic and international entities had colluded with the Obama administration to spy on Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Trump and his staffers have not backed away from the allegation despite having been refuted publicly by FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers during congressional testimony on Monday.

The Journal painted a stark image of Trump's refusal to back down: "Yet the president clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer last week cited claims from a Fox News commentator who said US intelligence sources told him that the Obama administration had recruited Britain's Global Communications Headquarters to wiretap Trump Tower.

All parties mentioned by Trump and the White House in its attempts to establish Trump's wiretapping claims have denied involvement in any such operation.

Still, Trump and his White House have persisted, and The Journal wrote that the gravity of Trump's headstrong motivations carried potentially devastating consequences.

The editorial board concluded: "If he doesn't show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he's a fake president."


http://www.businessinsider.com/was-trump-wiretapped-credibility-sean-spicer-wsj-editorial-2017-3

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Monday, 18th February 2019
The Greatest US Presidents Ranked, according to political scientists
by Brennan Weiss


Presidential rankings tend to be subjective and divisive, but they also provide valuable insight into how historical views of presidents evolve over time.

In a recent survey, nearly 200 political science scholars ranked US presidents on a scale of 0-100, from failure (zero) to average (50) to great (100).

The totals were then averaged for each president and ranked from highest to lowest.

A majority of the 170 respondents roughly 57% identified as Democrats.

Just 13% were Republicans, while 27% said they were independents, and 3% selected other.

The skewed sampling plus the fact that President Donald Trump was just starting his second year in office make it difficult to accurately compare him to previous presidents.
 
But even among Republicans, Trump was ranked quite unfavorably.

Respondents who identified as Republicans or conservatives ranked Trump 40th out of 44 presidents.

Self-described Democrats and liberals both ranked him last.


1: Abraham Lincoln
2: George Washington
3: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
4: Teddy Roosevelt
5: Thomas Jefferson
6: Harry Truman
7: Dwight Eisenhower
8: Barack Obama
9: Ronald Reagan
10: Lyndon B. Johnson
11: Woodrow Wilson
12: James Madison
13: Bill Clinton
14: John Adams
15: Andrew Jackson
16: John F. Kennedy
17: George H.W. Bush
18: James Monroe
19: William McKinley
20: James Polk
21: Ulysses S. Grant
22: William Howard Taft
23: John Quincy Adams
24: Grover Cleveland
25: Gerald Ford
26: Jimmy Carter
27: Martin Van Buren
28: Calvin Coolidge
29: Rutherford B. Hayes
30: George W. Bush
31: Chester Arthur
32: Benjamin Harrison
33: Richard Nixon
34: James Garfield
35: Zachary Taylor
36: Herbert Hoover
37: John Tyler
38: Millard Fillmore
39: Warren Harding
40: Andrew Johnson
41: Franklin Pierce
42: William Harrison
43: James Buchanan
44: Donald Trump

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https://www.businessinsider.com/greatest-us-presidents-ranked-by-political-scientists-2018-2
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Average presidential approval ratings through this point in term via ABC/Post and Gallup polling according to Ryan Struyk:


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Despite all this Trump WILL win a second term.

I GUARANTEE IT!!!

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Despite all this Trump WILL win a second term.

I GUARANTEE IT!!!




Care to make a wager that he doesn't?   :)

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Despite all this Trump WILL win a second term.

I GUARANTEE IT!!!




Care to make a wager that he doesn't?   :)

Sure!

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Sure!





O.K.

If the fraud is re-elected, I will go online and apologize to you here at HEF
For all the world to see...

---and if he doesn't, you will apologize to me, here at HEF, admit that you were wrong in your assessment of whatever you may think you know about American politics, that my foresight is greater than yours.  Not in PM but out in the open where everyone can read it.  :)

Deal? ;)

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It is a deal!