Donald Trump's idea of "consistent"

The worst president ever was George W. Bush. No, wait ... Jimmy Carter. I mean ... Barack Obama!

By Steve Kornacki

Published April 15, 2011 11:33PM (EDT)

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Donald Trump on "Hannity" Thursday night:

He's been a horrible president. I always said the worst president was Jimmy Carter. Guess what? Jimmy Carter goes to second place. Barack Obama has been the worst president -- ever. The history of America -- Barack Obama is No. 1."

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Donald Trump in an exchange with CNN's Wolf Blitzer; September 2007:

Trump: A Democratic candidate -- whoever wins (the primary) -- is going to have a huge advantage because of Bush. People don't like him. People think he's been a horrible president, possibly the worst in the history of this country.

Blitzer: You believe that.

Trump: Oh, he's been a terrible president.

Blitzer: You think he's the worst in the history of the United States.

Trump: I don't think you can get much worse. Why? I mean, who's worse? Give me a couple of names. Who could be worse?

Blitzer: Because in the last interview we did in March, you said he was the worst.

Trump: Well, at least I'm consistent.

The full video of Trump's explanation for why George W. Bush was the worst president ever -- without a single mention of Jimmy Carter -- is here:


Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is an MSNBC host and political correspondent. Previously, he hosted “Up with Steve Kornacki” on Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. ET and was a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” He has written for the New York Observer, covered Congress for Roll Call, and was the politics editor for Salon. His book, which focuses on the political history of the 1990s, is due out in 2017.

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