While I wish this were a celebration of April Fool's Day, alas it is all too true. A comment summation inspired by Ron Powell's post, Two Word Question For A Friday Night: WHO'S NEXT?
I answer your question with another: Who knows and who cares? I've always been something of a misanthrope and I've been growing grumpy in my old age. 2016 just exacerbated my condition, I'll have to add that for the sake of our children and grandchildren that I do hope that the Beast "45" will not do too much damage. As you know we've elected and been through worse although it would be ironic if one or more of his weasel minions caused his downfall.
To which Ron replied with another comment: "... As you know we've elected and been through worse." I'm 70 years old and I can't recall anything worse than the shit we have in the White House now.
I took over an hour to reply with this, I have a headache and just lost my comment in response to your comment, so I'll just list a few of the worst:
Andrew Jackson - the first American Populist nightmare who orchestrated of The Trail of Tears.
Ulysses S. Grant - the most corrupt administrations in the history of the office of POTUS, genocide of American Indians, abandoned the federal government's enforcement of the civil rights of freed slaves in the South.
William McKinley - committed US Marines to the subjugation of our "Little Brown Brothers" in the US Colonial Territory of the Philippines, our first Vietnam.
Franklin D. Roosevelt - manipulated intelligence to provoke the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and restricted immigration of Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Germany and Europe.
Harry S. Truman - authorized hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths by fire bombing Tokyo and first and only use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Dwight D. Eisenhower - who before he was inaugurated accepted a request from the British government to restore the Shah (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) to power. He then authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh for strategic control over Iranian oil by U.S. and British companies. Authorized multiple other coups and use of CIA and US troops from Guatemala to Lebanon to Vietnam to Cuba.
John F. Kennedy - began his administration with the Bay of Pigs Fiasco which he inherited from Eisenhower and ended it with the CIA orchestrated overthrow and assassination of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem, also inherited from Eisenhower.
Lyndon B. Johnson - Used the totally bogus Gulf of Tonkin incident to justify the escalation of US troops in Vietnam from 12,000 advisors to over 500,000 combat and support personnel, enriching himself and his family by awarding lucrative construction contracts to Brown and Root.
Richard Nixon - Pathological liar and paranoid criminal sack of shit who was on his way to impeachment and resigned in disgrace before he was convicted.
Gerald Ford - our only un-elected president who issued Proclamation 4311, granting Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed against the United States while President. Things went downhill from there.
Jimmy Carter - a one-term hypocrite, liar and boob.
Ronald Reagan - another delusional, neo-fascist incompetent boob who served out his last term under the shadow of the Iran-Contra Affair and pronounced effects of dementia.
Bill Clinton - a delusional pervert and JFK wannabe, who couldn't keep his pecker in his pants and was impeached by incompetent overreaching House Republicans for lying under oath. He lucked out when the Senate refused to convict: Only 50 senators voted to remove Clinton on the obstruction of justice charge and 45 voted to remove him on the perjury charge.
George W. Bush - another incompetent boob who ignored intelligence reports that may have prevented the 9-11 and then used manufactured false intelligence to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
So far in raw terms of body bags and damage to the US economy, the Beast "45" is a slacker by comparison, but he most certainly leads the pack in terms of blatant mendacity. He's been in office less than 100 days and he's just getting his feet on the ground so over the next four more years he could really screw things up to claim the title of the most amoral, corrupt and incompetent President in the History of the USA.