The more one observes President Donald Trump, the more one realizes that he is one of the most ignorant, ill informed, and least intelligent Presidents of the United States.
Many of our Presidents have been intellectual heavyweights (16), including:
John Quincy Adams
James A. Garfield
William Howard Taft
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Others, while not intellectually outstanding, were capable of good leadership (13) including:
James K. Polk
Ulysses S. Grant
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Lyndon B. Johnson
George H. W. Bush
Then, there are others who are mediocre by comparison, but had at least some redeeming qualities (12), including:
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
Rutherford B. Hayes
Chester Alan Arthur
And then there are the three Presidents at the absolute bottom intellectually, and all three disasters in office, including
Warren G. Harding
George W. Bush
At least Harding and Bush were decent human beings, who bumbled their way through the Presidency, but Donald Trump is, in many ways, more ignorant and dense than either Harding or the second Bush.
Harding was a lightweight intellectually, but at least he published a newspaper in Marion, Ohio, before his political career, and he had some outstanding cabinet officers including Charles Evans Hughes and Herbert Hoover.
George W. Bush, we know, read a great deal in the White House, while Trump is not a reader, and hardly gets past a page or two, even of important documents, as we learn that he counts on his top staff people to keep him up to date, and prefers Twitter and watching cable news as his main sources of information. His lack of intellectual curiosity, and willingness to believe conspiracy theories as fact is extremely alarming.
Trump has shown total ignorance of history and science, and is proving to be a true total disaster after only a little more than 100 days in office. He is much more destructive of the image of the Presidency than Harding or Bush could ever be!