Jimmy Carter: Obama reneged on promises, media harder on Trump, U.S. is fading

Jimmy Carter will go down as one of the worst U.S. presidents in modern history. He is right up there with, well, all of them. But at 93 years of age, he seems saner and smarter than ever before.

Speaking in an interview with The New York Times last week, Carter was asked about a wide range of topics, everything from Russia to President Donald Trump.

Here are some of the more important excerpts from the interview:

On Russian meddling:

“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes — or any votes.”

On former President Barack Obama

“He made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.”

On media coverage of Trump:

“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.”

On NFL players kneeling:

“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.”

On U.S. world dominance:

“Well, he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump. The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore. And we’re not going to be. Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward.”

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  1. Wisdom comes with age, even with Jimmy Carter. Truth is so rare that it should be praised and supported no matter its source.

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