Trump Rips ‘Terrible’ And ‘Forgotten’ Jimmy Carter Over ‘Illegitimate President’ Remarks
President Donald Trump on Saturday fired back at former President Jimmy Carter’s suggestion that he’s illegitimate president because of Russian interference in the 2016 election, calling Carter a “terrible and forgotten” president.
Carter on Friday told a panel event hosted by The Carter Center that Trump “lost the election and was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”
Trump responded at a press conference at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
“Jimmy Carter, look, he’s a nice man, he was a terrible president,” said Trump.
“He’s a Democrat and it’s a typical talking point,” Trump added. “He’s loyal to the Democrats and I guess you should be, but as everybody now understands, I won not because of Russia, not because of anybody but myself.”
Trump says he won the U.S. elections not because of Russia.
“I went out, I campaigned better, smarter, harder than Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller found in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion that the Kremlin had systematically attempted to boost Trump’s candidacy.
Carter on Friday also called the Trump administration’s immigration policies “a disgrace to the United States.”
“Every day we send a disgraceful signal around the world, that this is what the president of the United States government stands for,” he said. “And that is torture and kidnapping of little children, separation from their parents and deprivation of those who are incarcerated.”
In his response, Trump also said: “He was not a good president. Looked at what happened with Iran – that was a disaster. What Iran did to him, they tied him in knots. The reason Ronald Reagan probably became president.”
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"He's a nice man, he was a terrible president."
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 29, 2019
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