Comparing James K. Polk's and Trump's successes


Donald Trump is not a politician and never pretended to be one. Throughout his short career in politics, he has completely alienated half of the country. But in one term his accomplishments rank only behind James K. Polk and Washington, Lincoln, and Jackson. He succeeded in doing what he said he would do, even to a greater extent than Ronald Reagan, who was a great president for winning the Cold War and revitalizing the economy.