Donald Trump and his supporters swore he’d make history if he became President of the United States. Of course that prediction was all based on his laugh-out-loud empty promises, and naturally he hasn’t been able to follow through on any of them. He has, however, made history of a different kind – and lots of it. One year into his illegitimate and failed presidency, Trump is already going down in historic infamy.
Trump reaches the one year mark with the lowest approval rating of any first-year U.S. President in the history of polling. Thanks to Trump, the United States itself now has the lowest approval rating worldwide in the history of polling. He was faced with the largest protests in American history on his second day in office when the Women’s March captivated the nation, and those protests were repeated today. He’s set a record for the number of White House senior advisers who have been fired or resigned in controversy in the first year. He’s the only U.S. President to ever be under criminal investigation by the FBI for the entirety of his presidency.
Trump is the first U.S. President known to have been blackmailed by an adult film actress. He’s the first modern U.S. President to be essentially refused entry into the United Kingdom. He’s set a record for lack of legislative accomplishments in his first year. He’s failed to fill a record number of appointed positions within the government. And of course he’s the only U.S. President to ever treasonously conspire with a foreign government to rig the election in his favor.
Donald Trump’s first year has been a disaster for him and a disaster for the nation. This can only possibly end badly for him. Considering the extent of the crimes he committed by rigging the election, and his decades of crimes in the business world which are now gradually being uncovered, Trump may be on his way to setting another record: the first U.S. President to end up in prison.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report