So, I ask this question again. Why in the world would the Russians want/support Donald Trump when they already had Hillary Clinton in their back pocket bought and paid for?
Former President Jimmy Carter came out of the left field on Friday when he told an audience, even made a joke about it, that Pres. Trump was illegitimate, and Russia put him in office. Carter was off the map with this statement and Pres. Trump answered Carter while attending world meetings in Japan on Saturday morning.
Former President Jimmy Carter says President Trump is an illegitimate President. pic.twitter.com/q6sqwJvx9o
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 28, 2019
“He’s a nice man. He was a terrible president,” Trump said at a news conference after wrapping the G-20 summit in Japan. “He’s been trashed within his own party. He’s been trashed.”
Carter, who served between 1977 and 1981, made the allegation Friday while speaking in Leesburg, Va., saying a full investigation of Russian election interference would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump acknowledged that he had seen the comments but attributed them to Carter’s loyalty to the Democratic Party.
“Everybody now understands that I won not because of Russia, not because of anyone but myself,” Trump said. “I went out and campaigned better, smarter, harder than Hillary Clinton.” [Politico]
Carter, the “Iran Hostage Crisis” president, who did nothing when Iranian terrorists stormed the American embassy in Tehran, taking seventy Americans! They were held for 444 days! It was Ronald Reagan who got them out!
Jimmy’s Operation Eagle Claw, the disastrous 1980 attempt to rescue the Iran hostages, is still one of his biggest blunders. And he has the guts to smear this President?
Even if Trump were an illegitimate President, which he is not, I would take an illegitimate Trump Presidency over a legitimate dem presidency any time. After all, we had to suffer through eight years of the illegitimate president called Barack Obama.
Jimmy Carter is one of the worst Presidents in the history our great country. He should immediately apologize to President Trump and all who support him.
— ACT for America (@ACTforAmerica) June 29, 2019
This is an awful thing for one American President to say about another. Argue that he shouldn't be reelected, sure, but don't say that he wasn't legitimately elected.https://t.co/jRjGdH6n9Q
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 28, 2019
NEW: Former president Jimmy Carter says a full investigation “would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016….He was put into office because the Russians interfered.” Does that mean he’s an illegitimate president? “Based on what I said, which I can’t retract.” pic.twitter.com/Y3UFUBIIDy
— Susan Page (@SusanPage) June 28, 2019
I used to think that Carter was well-meaning, misguided, and just a terrible president. As the years have gone by, I have come to realize that he is a vindictive, loathsome son of a gun, as well as a terrible president.