As I write, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. I thought I'd take this moment to look back on the presidency of Donald J. Trump to recognize his less-reported accomplishments in crushing records from previous presidents.
Gold Medal Winner: Loser of the Popular Vote
Donald Trump annihilated records for popular vote loss for a winner of the electoral college. Had he actually won the 2020 U.S. Election as he believe he did, he would have crushed his previous record coming in at -4,151,381
- Gold in 2016 for Trump: (-2,868,686 votes as of Nov 7 2020)
- Silver in 2016 for G.W. Bush: (-543,846 votes)
- Bronze in 1876 Rutherford B. Hayes: (-252,666 votes)
- 1888 Benjamin Harrison (-90,596 votes)
- 1824 John Qunicy Adams (-38,221 votes)
Most days golfing while president
As of November 7 2020, Trump spent 284 days of his presidency on the golf course. This averages averages 1.36 visits every week, Through 2012 to 2016, Trump was known to criticise President Obama's golf visits which tallied only 306 visits over twice the period of time due to Obama serving two terms, averaging 0.73 visit per week.
Fewest jobs created
Since the great depression, no U.S. President created fewer jobs than the candidate often referred to as, "The Jobs President." Some attribute these figures to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's worth noting the Obama administration spanned two viral scares declaring a National Emergency over H1N1 in 2009 and Ebola in 2014, including the Great Recession of 2008. George W. Bush also ranks higher despite the economic hit of September 11, 2001 and the war in Iraq.
Guilty votes for impeachment
Trump occasionally made references to then opponent Hillary Clinton's husband's corruption which lead to his impeachment. However after the world picked Trump for president, he was also impeached and actually tied Bill Clinton in guilty votes in the Senate.
First losing president to declare victory
On election night on November 3, 2020 Trump fulfilled democratic pundit predictions by using the White House to declare "we've already won" despite hundreds of thousands of outstanding ballots expected to and succeeding to add uncertainty to the initial results.