No, seriously. As much as we marvel at the racist, sexist, xenophobic and otherwise heinous insults being hurled by Donald Trump this election cycle, it’s nothing new to American politics. In the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson went dirty when he ran against John Adams, while he was his vice president!* But that’s just the beginning.
Allow Adam Ruins Everything’s star Adam Conover to take you on a tour of the mud slung, dick-size bragging, and the shittiest presidential staff meetings on record.
*Kristy Puchko wonders if a jam about this lunacy will be on the upcoming Hamilton mix tape.