New book claims James Buchanan was the 'Worst. President. Ever.'

Now that Donald Trump is set to become the 45 president of the United States there's been a lot of discussion about the history and tradition of the executive office. Back in August, Trump himself called President Barack Obama the "worst president" in U.S. history.

Well, a new book says otherwise.

According to the newly released book "Worst. President. Ever.," that esteemed title belongs to James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States.

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Author Robert Strauss says while Buchanan may be the "worst" president ever, he was also heavily influential in American history. "Buchanan is the second-most consequential American - Washington being the first. Washington started everything or led the start to everything. And Buchanan led us into demise"

A review by Kai Bird, author of The Good Spy, says Strauss' book "has turned the story of James Buchanan—indisputably the Worst. President. Ever—into a fascinating tale on the triumph of mediocrity."

"Worst. President. Ever." was released on October 1, 2016. You can order it here.

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