16 Facts About Fictional U.S. Presidents (Because the Real Ones Are Disappointments)
When you grow up in school, you learn history (or some milder textbook version of it) discussing the many U.S. presidents. You learn about all of the stories about who they are (or what their campaigns portrayed them as), and grow to admire them. After all, shouldn’t we take pride in our leaders?
Then, as what happens whenever anyone grows from child to adult, we come to realize the truth that the guys that ran this country (or still run it) are compromised, cowardly, corporatized, and whatever other word meaning “evil” that starts with “c.” Even the best president you know has a bit of a bastard in them, at best.
Fictional presidents are fortunately fictional. They can’t disappoint us because they’re either written as too good or because whatever they do affects fake people, not us in the real world. Here are some facts about some president characters from TV and film that will never hurt us.