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Carter Calls Trump a ‘Disaster’

“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.”

— Former President Jimmy Carter called President Trump “a disaster,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Carter Would Pick Trump Over Cruz

I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you. The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed positions he’d go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far-right wing policies he’d pursue if he became president.

— Former President Jimmy Carter, saying he would pick Donald Trump over Ted Cruz for president, Politico reports.

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Former Pres. Jimmy Carter Had Some Bad-Ass Friends

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Photo by Ben Gray and printed in the Atlanta Constitution

Like former Pres. Jimmy Carter himself, his friends seem pretty bad-ass. They put up 500 signs around Plains, Ga., where Carter lives, that said, “Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor.

Of course, the 90-year-old won’t live forever but it’s hard to make the case that he left anything on the field, as the saying goes, and it would be nice if he could.

Carter’s recent press conference announcing that he has metastatic cancer included two wishes for the rest of his time:

  • That the last guinea worm, which causes a painful and horrifying disease and which Carter has worked to eradicate, precede him in death.
  • That peace is achieved in the Middle East.

Neither outcome is likely, but the wish Carter didn’t make, for a long and happy life, is a done deal.

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If Jimmy Carter Had Two Wishes

I’d like for the last guinea worm to die before I do.

— Former Pres. Jimmy Carter, in a news conference explaining his cancer diagnosis and describing how he’d like the future to play out. Carter also wished for peace in the Middle East.

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Carter: Political System Has Become an ‘Oligarchy’

It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.

– Former President Jimmy Carter, quoted by the Huffington Post.

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Carter: It was More Important to Not Kill Innocents than to Appear ‘Manly’

I could have wiped Iran off the map with the weapons that we had, but in the process a lot of innocent people would have been killed, probably including the hostages.

— Jimmy Carter, in an interview with CNBC, defending his decisions even if it meant he didn’t show “that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly.”

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Carter Criticizes Clinton’s Secretary Tenure

I know from experience that the best way to have the United States be a mediator is for the President himself to be deeply involved. In this occasion, when Secretary Clinton was Secretary of State, she took very little action to bring about peace.

— Jimmy Carter, taking a shot at Hillary Clinton and her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat in an interview with Time.