On 25-Oct-2017 In People & Politics
Remember when Presidential candidate Gary Hart was dragged down by the media following his sex scandal? Media had followed him all the way to abroad, and caught him red-handed with author Donna Rice, sitting on his lap.The most relevant example of an American President's name appearing in such scandals can be Donald Trump who became the topic of discussion around the world following his 'grab them by pussy' (a locker room talk) leaked clip. The history of American politics has seen a lot. From Hart to Trump, let's have a look at the scandalous controversies of presidents of America.
From sex symbol Marilyn Monroe to Angie Dickinson and then Blaze Starr, JFK's name was involved with many popular ladies. Even the White House secretaries, Priscilla Weir and Jill Cowan (referred as Fiddle and Faddle) were reported to be in a relationship with him.
Buchanan was the first openly gay President of America. James lived with William Rufus King, a former vice-president under Millard Fillmore, for almost ten years. Some even referred to King as Buchanan's better half. You may well not count it as a scandal, but still, it made headlines in those times.
Cleveland had the reputation of being more close to ladies than men. While he was still practicing the law in New York, he had an affair with a woman called Maria Crofts Halpin. When he decided to run for Presidency, his dalliance came back, and people rallied across the nation with posters that read "Mama, where’s my pa, gone to the White House, ha ha ha."
It's a world known fact that Franklin had a lifelong affair with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. It was exposed when Franklin's wife, Eleanor came across some secret letters which were exchanged between President Frank and Lucy. Eleanor remained with President Franklin to save his political career, but undaunted Franklin Roosevelt continued his affair Lucy till 1945.
Lyndon Johnson competed with John Kennedy beyond the realms of politics. Referring to JFK's interest in women, Johnson once stated: "I have had more women by accident that he has had on purpose."A woman named Madeleine Brown claimed to have 20 years' affair with Lyndon. She claimed, "I was only there for his physical needs."
Harding's administration was full of corruption, bribery, and ineptness. Though he was massively popular among electorates, Warren Harding proved to be a terrible President for Americans. There were allegations on him for carrying different women to the White House closet.Hardin didn't even leave his friend's wife, who was 30 years younger to him. His legitimate wife, Florence was unaware of this. However, when President died in office due to eating infected crabmeat, some headlines claimed that it was Florence who took the revenge.
America's third president and author of Declaration of America's Independence, Thomas Jefferson was also a philosopher and a man of enlightenment. As a young man, he was rumored to have been intimately involved with his best friend's wife, Betsy Walker. In Paris, when he worked as America's ambassador to France, Jefferson had an affair with a married woman, Maria Cosway. He even had a relationship with his half-black slave, Sally Hemings. He had six children with her.
It is said that he married his wife Rachel before she divorced her first husband. Andrew is the first American President who is a bigamist, reports Salon.com.
According to autobiographer Kitty Kelly, Reagan was accused of raping a woman in 1952. Not only these, the autobiographer even claims that Reagan's wife had an affair with Frank Sinatra.
George HW Bush was accused of having an affair during his administration and even before that. And most recently, Heather Lind accused the former President of groping her from his wheelchair and sexually assaulting her by telling 'a dirty joke.'
The actress took to Instagram and shared a picture of the 93-year-old former American President writing a lengthy caption and explaining how it all happened with her.Following this, former President apologized to the actress after the claims, reports Daily Mail.
It is reported several times that during his time in the office, George had an affair with a stripper. Both father and son have denied these accusations. However, George W. Bush was even accused of rape in the year 2000, by a woman called Margie Denise Schoedinger.
Did you know there's an official name for Bill Clinton's affair? It is called Lewinsky scandal. The then 49-year-old President and the 22-year-old the White House intern Monica Lewinsky had a relationship so intense that it caused impeachment of Bill Clinton.
Prior to entering the politics and becoming the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has faced two failed marriages before getting married to the 24 years younger model, Melania Trump.Even during his presidential campaigns, a lady called Jessica Leeds had come in front to state that Mr. Trump had groped her decades ago on a flight.That's all!