President Trump came under consideration as my Person of the Year. While under consideration I decided to look up some other “extreme” Presidents. I wonder what they would have tweeted while in office.
Grover Cleveland became the guardian of a girl when she was 11. He then married her when she turned 21 and she became the youngest first lady in history.
Andrew Johnson was stone drunk and passed out at his inauguration.
John Quincy Adams skinny dipped and swam the Potomac river nude every morning. A female reporter wanted to interview him and sat on his clothes until he talked to her.
Herbert Hoover permitted his son to keep 2 alligators in the White House as pets. The would crawl around the grounds and terrify everyone.
Grover Cleveland avoided military service by paying a Polish immigrant $1,500 to take his place.
Thomas Jefferson crippled his hand jumping a fence to meet his (married) girlfriend Maria Cosway. Yes, he was married too.
Calvin Coolidge hat 2 pet lions, a pet raccoon and a pygmy hippopotamus named Billy.
James Buchanan was nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other. To compensate for this visual weakness, he would constantly open and close one eye at a time, depending on whether he needed to see close or far. He would also cock his head on an angle to compensate for his strange ocular condition.
Lyndon Johnson was very well-endowed and was not averse to proudly proving it now and then, often displaying his manhood to unsuspecting female journalists. Johnson was especially fond of whipping out his manhood, which he’d dubbed “Jumbo,” in mixed company.
John Adams started smoking when he was 8 years old.
Harry S Truman would get up at 5AM so he could practice the piano for two hours.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hated cats and enjoyed shooting any that came near his house. He also had squirrels trapped at the White House and re-located because they buried nuts in the yard.
The song “Hail to the Chief” was written specifically for James Madison. Because he was so small, no one ever noticed him when entered the room.
Calvin Coolidge loved having his head rubbed with Vaseline while he ate his breakfast in bed.
Ulysses S. Grant changed his name from Hiram Ulysses Grant because he hated the initials “H.U.G.” He hated music- all music. He also evicted Jews from certain parts of the country because he believed they were running a black market for cotton between the north and south.
Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have electric lights in the White House, but he was terrified of turning them on himself. He had servants turn on the switches because he was afraid of electrocution.
James K. Polk was plagued by diarrhea all through his one term as president. He finally died of what he called “a derangement of the stomach bowels.”
William McKinley‘s wife was an epileptic. He would sometimes cover her contorted face with a handkerchief during formal dinner parties.
Martin Van Buren liked betting money on the outcome of elections.
Ronald Reagan once broke his leg in six different places when he ran into first base during a celebrity baseball game.
Woodrow Wilson was a gifted mimic and loved to tell racist jokes. He also liked to imitate drunks.
John F. Kennedy confided with friends that he could only be satisfied with three women a day.” JFK’s sexual conquests allegedly include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Angie Dickinson, Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan, famous burlesque stripper, and rap name pioneer Blaze Starr. Jack could be shameless in his sexuality, simply pull girls’ dresses up and so forth. He would corner them at White House dinner parties and ask them to step into the next room away from the noise, where they could hold a ‘serious discussion.'”
George Washington opened a distillery at Mount Vernon. It produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799 more than any other distillery in the U.S. He also ran up a pretty big bar tab at City Tavern in Philadelphia.
William Taft, our largest president, once got stuck in a bathtub and had to be pryed out by four men and the aid of a pound of butter.
I take no credit for these and do not guarantee their accuracy! Sources: