WASHINGTON – President Trump has an unexpected defender: Jimmy Carter.
“I think the media was more difficult for Trump than any other president I know,” Carter told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. ” I think they feel free to argue that Trump is mentally disturbed and everything else without hesitation.”
Carter also defended Trump against allegations that the aggressive style of the incumbent boosts US relations with the world. “Well, he might escalate it, but I think he precedes Trump,” he told The Times. “The United States is a dominant character all over the world, and now we are no longer. And we will not be. The return of Russia and India and China are coming forward.”
Perhaps Carter is trying to placate Trump as part of an interview job: The 93-year-old former president said he was ready to undertake a diplomatic mission in North Korea to discuss his nuclear program.
Carter told Times that he was discussing North Korea’s issue with HMMmmeister, Trump National Security Adviser.
“I told him I was available if I needed it,” Carter said.
While Carter’s comments on the media could please Trump, the former presidential couple may not be too happy with the Times interview: Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“We voted for (Bernie) Sanders” in the primary, said Carter.
The presidents who inherited Carter, including Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, reviewed Georgia’s various comments on the issues of that day.
At one point during Obama’s term, Carter complained that the incumbent president had never sought his advice, and he told The Times that he still does not have an email address to Obama.