You Thought Trump Was Nuts? These Are The Craziest Little-Known Facts About The Presidents.

You Thought Trump Was Nuts? These Are The Craziest Little-Known Facts About The Presidents.


3. Not the Grover from Sesame Street.

Grover Cleveland (1885-9, 1893-7) only liked one thing more than being president, and that was the ladies.

Cleveland had had a child out of wedlock, and the scandal broke during his first presidential campaign. Instead of denying it (there was no Maury Povich around to make you take a paternity test in those days) Cleveland owned up to his lovechild. His honesty actually helped him win.

He had another, far creepier relationship though. Before becoming president, one of Cleveland’s close associates died, leaving him as guardian of an orphaned 11-year-old girl. 10 years later, Cleveland married her at the White House, and she became the youngest First Lady in history. President Woody Allen, anybody?

In another weirdly creepy exchange, Cleveland once spoke with a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He told the boy: "I am making a strange wish for you. It is that you may never be president of the United States." Wish again, Grover.



Nasty cartoon of President Cleveland.

4. Johnson&Johnson: NOT a family company.

Whatever else you want to say about Lyndon Johnson (1963-69) he was a pretty weird dude.

For one thing, he loved to give people gifts. "That’s nice," I heard you say. It might have been, except the gift he most liked to give was the electric toothbrush.

Doris Kearns, one of his biographers, reports that he gave her a dozen electric toothbrushes over the course of a decade. According to President Johnson, he gave toothbrushes so that people would think of him "first thing in the morning and last thing at night."

Johnson was brazen with his staff and associates, and seems to have enjoyed making them uncomfortable whenever possible. His aides claimed that he would frequently lead them into the bathroom and carry on conversations with them while he did his business.

Colleagues in Congress recalled that if you found Johnson in the bathroom finishing up at a urinal, you might be in for a bit of a show. The president liked to turn around when he was done relieving himself, still brandishing his penis, and wave it at whoever had walked in. He called his member Jumbo, and liked to ask people if they'd "ever seen anything that big in [their] lives."

If that’s not weird enough for you, Johnson also had a soda fountain installed at the White House that only dispensed Fresca.

Sources: 1, 2.


President Johnson.

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