Trump has long made clear that he is acutely interested in how he will be remembered. And he will not be happy with the early returns. — Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Trump has long made clear that he is acutely interested in how he will be remembered. And he will not be happy with the early returns. — Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
How bad a president was Donald Trump?
A new Pew poll sheds some light on how Trump's presidency currently ranks -- and the returns are not great for the billionaire businessman. A total of 53% of those polled say that Trump was either a "terrible" (41%) or "poor" (12%) president, while 35% call him either "great" (18%) or "good" (17%).

As you might expect, how you feel about Trump's presidency is largely dependent on the party with which you identify. Almost 9 in 10 Democrats say Trump was a "terrible" (72%) or "poor" (17%) president. More than 6 in 10 Republicans call Trump a "great" (37%) or "good" (36%) president.


While it's a bit early to draw conclusions about Trump's legacy and how history will remember him, this poll is far from the only evidence that suggests that the 45th President may wind up toward the bottom of rankings of the 44 men who have held the office. (Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president, and these rankings don't yet count President Joe Biden.)

... Now, it's worth noting that how you are perceived in the immediate aftermath of your presidency is not always how your legacy settles. (George H.W. Bush's time in office is far more favorably regarded now than it was when he lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, for example.)

The Point: Trump has long made clear that he is acutely interested in how he will be remembered. And he will not be happy with the early returns.
Read the full article: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/29/politics/trump-bad-president-rankings-legacy/index.html