US Presidents We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?  

Jacob Bryant
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List Rules Vote up the ex-president that you'd like to see come back and take the reins from President Trump.

Donald Trump's presidency has been mired in scandal and debate since his inauguration on January 20, 2017. As talks about impeachment and indictment continue to dominate the US news cycle, we decided to ask our audience which former president they think should be brought back from the dead as a good replacement for Trump, if his presidency were to come to an end. Some went with obvious choices, wishing that one of the Founding Fathers could step in, while others chose more obscure presidents, like Chester A. Arthur, to let them "have another go at it." Meanwhile some simply agreed that no other president could do better in the current political landscape than the one we currently have.

Here are the most popular answers that we received. Vote up the ex-presidents that you'd want to bring back from the dead to step in for President Trump; vote down those that might just make matters worse.

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
John F. Kennedy

"It would have really been nice to see what JFK could have accomplished as far as world peace and ensuring quality of life for US citizens."

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369 112
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Abraham Lincoln

"He was the smartest President this country ever had."

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345 114
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Theodore Roosevelt

"He got us through a world war and cooperated well with allied countries, and he wouldn’t put up with all these unpatriotic a-holes and millennials crying over everything they don’t agree with. And he’d do it without looking like a tool."

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
George Washington

"He really understood how important limiting the power of the executive office was."

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175 125
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"'Beware the military industrial complex.'
Truer words were never spoken. He didn't have enough time to address that problem, unfortunately."

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159 131
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Thomas Jefferson

"He understood the vision of our founders. He was embattled and had to fight against the Adams 'swamp' that included a single ideology SCOTUS, and he managed the country's business at a critical point in spite of the distractions."

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Ronald Reagan

"Ronald Reagan because, like Trump, he did not take people’s bullsh*t either."

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Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Lyndon B. Johnson

"He did a lot for the American people: Medicare, Medicaid, Civil Rights, education bills. His legacy is ruined because of Vietnam but we certainly have benefited from his presidency."

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None is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
None

"None... He's doing a fine job."

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James Garfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
James Garfield

"Barring culture shock, I truly believe that he would be the best individual to bring some form of peace to the people of our nation and help place us on the road to becoming not just a great nation, but a good one."

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Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
Chester A. Arthur

"I'd like to give a real obscure one a second chance. Like, let's see Chester Arthur have another go at it."

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Dead President Would You Bring Back To Step In For Trump?
William Henry Harrison

"...the guy only served one month in office. We have no clue how he would have messed it up. And I'm interested to know."