The “forgotten president” Jimmy Carter took another strike at President Trump Tuesday when he said that Trump getting elected for a second term would be disastrous for our country.
Speaking on the election, Carter said in an interview weeks ahead of his 95th birthday,
“I don’t know who I will vote for, but I will vote for one of them. I voted for Bernie the last time. But one of the major factors I have in my mind is who can beat Trump. Because I think it would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump.”
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During the interview, Jimmy Carter also seemed to take a more subtle jab at now-73-year-old President Trump, stating that he couldn't have managed the presidency at 80.
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Here's more from the Jimmy Carter interview via Atlanta-Journal Constitution:
Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling him “a disaster.”
Carter’s wife, Rosalynn, also criticized Trump, saying he has encouraged racism.
The sharp words came as the Carters addressed a crowd at the Carter Center in an update on the Atlanta-based center’s work.
Carter, 94, said it could be the last time he and Rosalynn, 92, would address them as he laid out a plan for how the Carter Center could go on without them.
The former president said he wanted his namesake institution to focus on ending wars, addressing global warming, securing human rights, working on treating people better and constructively criticizing the United States.
Those were also ideas that he wants to pass along to the remaining Democratic candidates vying for the presidency.
“If they do those things, I would probably vote for them. I don’t know who I will vote for, but I will vote for one of them,” Carter said. “I voted for Bernie (Sanders) the last time. But one of the major factors I have in my mind is who can beat Trump. Because I think it would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump.”
Carter then added, amid laughter, “This is a non-political meeting.”
The meeting was the first in the “Conversations with the Carters” series for the 2019-2020 season. Mary Ann Peters, chief executive officer of the Carter Center, said the event sold out in five minutes.
It’s not the first time Carter has criticized Trump. In June, he made international headlines by questioning Trump’s legitimacy, saying he believed Trump only won the 2016 election because Russia interfered on his behalf.
Trump, a Republican, responded at the time by saying Carter was “a nice man” but “a terrible president” who is loyal to Democrats.
The Hill also said the following about Carter's criticism of President Trump:
Former President Jimmy Carter did not mince words about President Trump while speaking at an event in Atlanta on Tuesday night, calling it a “disaster” if he were to get reelected to office next year.
During his and his wife’s annual report at the Carter Center on Tuesday, the former president said he thinks “it would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The remark came while he was discussing issues he wanted his foundation to address — which reportedly included focusing on putting a stop to wars, taking action against climate change and “constructively criticizing the United States.”
He went on to say that if any of the current Democratic presidential candidates “do those things, I would probably vote for them.”
“I don’t know who I will vote for, but I will vote for one of them,” Carter continued. “I voted for Bernie [Sanders] the last time. But one of the major factors I have in my mind is who can beat Trump.”
Rosalynn Carter also took aim at Trump during the event on Tuesday evening, saying: “I think we need a new president.”
“I am so disturbed about white power. He [Trump] says he is not a racist and maybe he is not. But some of the things he says encourages racism,” she added.