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SUSAN WALSH VIA US NEWS 

When every President comes into office, they automatically have many standards to be measured by-- the previous Presidents. How does a Republican president hold up against Ronald Reagan? How does a Democrat do compared to FDR? And what about each president’s immediate predecessor? These days, it is rare to see two presidents of the same party get elected consecutively, so when Presidents come into office, they are always held against a predecessor who they most likely did not even agree with. President Donald Trump is no exception to this pattern. After coming under fire for attacking former President Barack Obama on his birth certificate, ISIS, Obamacare and unemployment, Mr. Trump finds himself constantly compared to the 44th President, and he has striven to come out on top in that comparison. However, our new President has attempted to make himself look better by taking the same numbers he discredited during the Obama administration and using them to boost hi...

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