10 Greatest Presidential Scandals in US. American presidency is not exempted from scandals. Scandals have infiltrated the American presidency since the establishment of this country. There have been record of scandals with every of American presidency, both minor and major ones.
You may be familiar with most of this scandals if you are good with history and have an interest in politics.
Below is the list of 10 Greatest Presidential Scandals in US
10. Ma, Ma, Where’s My Pa?
Grover Cleveland is famously known as the sole president in history to be elected for 2 non-consecutive terms. In 1884, he had his first electoral campaign. Report has it that he formerly had an affair with Maria C. Halpin, a widow who had a son.
She claimed that Cleveland was the daddy and named him Oscar Folsom Cleveland. Cleveland agreed to pay support payment then paid to place the kid in an orphanage when she was not fit raise him.
Unusual for a candidate mired in such a scandal Cleveland admitted guilt within the matter. Chants of “Ma, ma, where’s my pa? Off to the White House, ha ha ha!” became popular throughout the country, but it didn’t stop Cleveland from getting elected. He was honest about the whole affair. This helped instead of hurt him, and elected again in 1892.