Trump’s rise to presidency has been unlike any other in American history.
There’s no doubt about that.
With change always comes those who refuse to adapt, and we’ve seen Trump’s opponents resist the changes our president is making in his commitment to making America an all-around great country once more.
Even so, we’ve seldom seen political division quite like this.
Things are so divided in America that even past presidents are shamelessly slandering the current one, despite the great job he is doing at his position.
Yesterday, former Democrat President Jimmy Carter bashed Trump and suggested that his election was “illegitimate,” claiming that it was only because of “Russian interference” that Trump won 2016.
Take a look at what Carter said about President Trump here:
People weren't too happy about Carter's disgraceful comments on Twitter.
Check out these response tweets:
But, President Trump took Carter's criticism in stride, wittily responding to the comments that the former Democrat president made.
From Osaka, Japan, where President Trump is currently at for the G20 summit, Trump took the time to reply back. He said of Jimmy,
“Look, he was a nice man. He was a terrible president. He’s a Democrat. And it’s a typical talking point. He’s loyal to the Democrats. And I guess you should be as everybody now understands, I won not because of Russia, not because of anybody but myself.”
“He’s been badly trashed. He’s like the forgotten president. And I understand why they say that. He was not a good president.”
Politico has more to say about the spat between Carter and Trump:
Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Jimmy Carter as the “forgotten president,” one day after Carter questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election, saying the president likely won because of Russian interference.
“He’s a nice man. He was a terrible president,” Trump said at a news conference after wrapping the G-20 summit in Japan. “He’s been trashed within his own party. He’s been trashed.”
Carter, who served between 1977 and 1981, made the allegation Friday while speaking in Leesburg, Va., saying a full investigation of Russian election interference would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump acknowledged that he had seen the comments but attributed them to Carter’s loyalty to the Democratic Party.
“Everybody now understands that I won not because of Russia, not because of anyone but myself,” Trump said. “I went out and campaigned better, smarter, harder than Hillary Clinton.”
In his remarks, Carter called on Trump to condemn Russia for their interference in the election and said he should “admit that it happened.”
Time also commented:
Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016 election was responsible for putting him in the White House. And he punched back — though with a somewhat muted response, at least for Trump.
“Look, he was a nice man. He was a terrible president. He’s a Democrat. And it’s a typical talking point. He’s loyal to the Democrats. And I guess you should be,” Trump told reporters, adding that, “as everybody now understands, I won not because of Russia, not because of anybody but myself.”
Carter, speaking during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia on Friday, had said there was “no doubt that the Russians did interfere” in 2016.