Because of the medias liberal bias many of Trumps achievements are underplayed or not reported at all
By Ron Kessler
Mr. Trumps abrasive and honest New Yorker behavior occasionally provoke outrage but he doesnt compare with the sexual recklessness of John F. Kennedy the bizarre behavior of Lyndon Johnson the criminal cover-up known as Richard Nixon Watergate or the repugnant conduct of Bill Clinton and his nine sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky.
Even President Trumps staunchest supporters wince at times over some of his tweets. But in deciding whether to vote for him in 2020 those who ignore his success with the economy and defeat of the ISIS caliphate and instead focus on his comments might keep in mind what many of our presidents have really been like.
As revealed in my book The First Family Detail" Secret Service agents assigned to protect Kennedy soon learned that he led a double life. He was the charismatic leader of the free world. But in his other life he was the cheating reckless husband whose aides snuck women into the White House to appease his sexual appetite.
Besides one-night stands Kennedy had several consorts within the White House. One was Pamela Turnure who had been his secretary when he was a senator then became Jackies press secretary in the White House. Two others Priscilla Wear and Jill Cowen were secretaries who were known as Fiddle and Faddle respectively.
Neither did much work" says former agent Larry Newman who was on the Kennedy detail.
They would have threesomes with Kennedy.
If Secret Service agents found Kennedy to be reckless Lyndon B. Johnson was uncouth nasty and often drunk.
While president Johnson had affairs with several of his young fetching secretaries. At one point Lady Bird Johnson caught him having sex on a sofa in the Oval Office with one of his secretaries. Johnson became furious at the Secret Service for not warning him.
Air Force One crew members say Johnson often closed the door to his stateroom and spent hours locked in with a pretty secretary even when his wife was on board.
Johnson would come on the plane Air Force One and the minute he got out of sight of the crowds he would stand in the doorway and grin from ear to ear and say You dumb sons of bitches. I piss on all of you" recalls Robert M. MacMillan an Air Force One steward. Then he would strip naked even in front of his daughters.
Often inebriated Johnson stashed bottles of whiskey in his car at the ranch. One evening when he was president he came back to the White House drunk screaming that the lights were on a waste of electricity.
He is the only president I have seen who was drunk" says Frederick H. Walzel a former chief of the White House branch of the Secret Service Uniformed Division.
Out of sheer arrogance Johnson would sit on a toilet in the White House residence and defecate while being briefed by aides. At a press conference at his ranch Johnson whips his thing out and takes a leak facing them reporters sideways" says D. Patrick ODonnell an Air Force one flight engineer. You could see the stream. It was embarrassing. I couldnt believe it. Here was a man who is the president of the U.S. and he is taking a whiz out on the front lawn in front of a bunch of people."
If Johnson werent president hed be in an insane asylum" says former Secret Service agent Richard Roth who was occasionally on Johnsons detail.
Johnson marshaled support from Southern Democrats for his civil rights legislation. But his hypocrisy extended to regularly referring to blacks with the n-word. On Air Force One Johnson was discussing his proposed civil rights bill with two governors. Explaining why it was so important to him Mr. MacMillan remembers that Johnson said it was simple: Ill have them niggers voting Democratic for 200 years."
In contrast to Nixon Mr. Trump never actually interfered with an FBI investigation of him and did not corruptly cover up order evidence destroyed fire a prosecutor investigating him or make false statements to mislead investigators all of which happened during Watergate when Nixon clearly obstructed justice.
When it comes to egregious personal conduct Mr. Clintons nine sexual encounters with intern Monica Lewinsky then 22 years old in the Oval Office stand apart.
In years past the media would not report on the private lives of presidents and what they were really like. Today the media continue to filter the news. Because of the liberal bias of the mainstream media many of Trumps achievements are either underplayed or not reported at all.
The fact that black Hispanic and womens unemployment rates have plunged to historic lows and the stock market is booming are directly traceable to Mr. Trumps policies of deregulation and tax cuts.
Those who want to vote him out of office would do so to their own detriment.
Ronald Kessler a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter is the author of The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game" and The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents."