Today is Presidents Day, a holiday to celebrate and commemorate America’s Presidents.
With 45 men having served as President, about one third stand out as accomplished and heroic in many ways.
Another third are clearly less outstanding but yet have virtues and accomplishments.
And the other third have some Presidents who are seen as mediocre, but others who are truly failures and disasters.
And then, there is Donald Trump, who besmirched the office of the Presidency, and for anyone to think that he will rise from the basement, absolute bottom of the list, requires a delusional mind and lack of ethics, morals, and decency!
Even James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson, the usual two Presidents who inhabit the basement of the Presidency, by comparison to Donald Trump, they look like wrong headed and weak leaders, but cannot be put in the same category as the 45th President,
who was impeached twice;
failed to win the popular vote in either election he participated in;
failed ever to have a 50 percent public opinion rating at any time in his Presidency;
presided over the greatest loss of life in one year of any President with the COVID-19 Pandemic;
had the most corrupt cabinet and other officials around him;
purposely declared war on democracy, humanity, decency, compassion, and empathy;
promoted racism, nativism, misogyny as a national policy;
stirred up right wing forces that are still a domestic terrorism threat into the long term future;
Stirred a mob to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, threatening his own Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, all members of Congress, and harmed Capitol Hill Police, with a few deaths and over 100 severely injured in the Insurrection;
and has destroyed the party of such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and many others who were governors or senators of a reputable party in past history!