At age of 93, Jimmy Carter is the oldest of all living ex-presidents, but he still knows everything about national politics. He made his opinion regarding some of the most recent pressing national issues very clear in the latest interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
On Russia meddling in the election
The columnist asked Carter: “Did the Russians purloin the election from Hillary?”
Carter replied: “Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that.” Rosie is Carter’s wife.
“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes,” Carter followed up.
On President Donald Trump:
Carter stated: “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
Who was their 2016 preference?
Having in mind that Carter is a Democrat and served in the White House as a Democrat, it would be easy to accept thta Carter wanted Clinton to be president last year. But he said he and his wife voted for a different candidate.
“We voted for Sanders,” he said.
“He made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that,” Carter said of Obama’s Middle East policies.
Carter also mourned, “The fact that Obama joined in the bombing of Yemen,” according to Dowd. Nonetheless, Carter confirmed all 22 members of his family voted for the former president. In addition, he noted he doesn’t have Obama’s email address, meaning he likely doesn’t directly talk to the 44th president.
On the Clinton Foundation:
“Rosie and I put money in the Carter Center. We never take any out,” he said, suggesting the Clinton Foundation does.
On NFL kneeling protests:
Carter stated: “I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.”
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(h/t The Blaze)