‘$400,000 Speeches?’ Jimmy Carter Roasts Obamas In Unexpected Interview

Former President Jimmy Carter fired back at the mainstream media the other day, claiming they’ve been “harder on Trump than any other president.”

Without question, everyone should be able to agree with Carter on this issue.

From CNN:

  • Carter said Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t bother him.
  • “At the Carter Center,” he told the Times, “we deal with Putin and the Russians quite frequently concerning Syria.”
  • He praised Trump for taking the initiative to reach out to Saudi Arabia and said the President has been under a stricter spotlight than his predecessors.
  • “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter replied. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
  • But he said that Trump was deepening racial divisions in the US.
  • “Yes, I think he is exacerbating it,” he said. “But maybe not deliberately.”

Then, Carter went after the Obamas and Clintons.

From BizPac Review:

  • Carter’s first jab “knocked Obama on the Middle East,” admitted the Times. The former president does not think “there’s much hope now that Israelis will ever permit a two-state solution,” mainly because President Obama “made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.”
  • Obama’s refusal to negotiate further with North Korea as well as his bombing of Yemen also drew Carter’s criticism. Asked if he had Obama’s email address, the former president flatly said, “No.”
  • As to Obama’s $400,000 post-presidential speeches, Carter threw some obvious shade his counterpart’s way, saying, “I don’t care if he gets rich or Clinton gets rich or whatever. I don’t want to get into a bragging position; I’m not trying to do that. But I announced when I was defeated I was not going to be on corporate boards, I was not going to try to enrich myself with speeches. I was patterning my policy after Harry Truman.”



Carter revealed back in May of this year that he supported Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary in the primaries, per NBC News:

  • Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter revealed Monday night that he backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in last year’s Democratic presidential primary.
  • “Can y’all see why I voted for him?” the 92-year-old Carter said of Sanders, who was seated next to him during a discussion hosted by the Carter Center on Human Rights in Atlanta.
  • Carter kept his preference quiet during last year’s heated race between Clinton and Sanders, but his distaste for Hillary and Bill Clinton is an open secret.
  • Carter would be Sander’s highest-ranking supporter in the Democratic Party. Only one senator backed the Vermont Independent — Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley — along with just a handful of House members and governors.
  • The Carters and Clintons have long had bad blood, despite their shared experiences as Southern Democrats who spent time in the White House.
  • In 1992, Carter suggested that Bill Clinton doesn’t “tell the truth,” and he skipped the 1996 Democratic National Convention. In 2008, Carter endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in what was widely seen as a stinging rebuke.

What are your thoughts?

Source: American News Hub