What constituted an insult back in the day? These quotes from past presidents and candidates will give you a few clues. Anything can be an insult if presented in the right way! These witty responses aren’t always catchy, but in their day they were some of the most cutting words, especially when you consider that they were uttered by the POTUS and presidential candidates in each case. Presidential candidates have a long history of spreading wild rumors and calling each other terrible names. For example, during their campaigns, Thomas Jefferson likened John Adams to a hermaphrodite and Abraham Lincoln called Stephen Douglas a child. The quotes in this video live up to the hype and some even go beyond. And, they provide some verbose examples of presidential wit throughout history. There are even a couple of curse words, so beware! Have a look at some of these presidential insults in the video below.