Jimmy Carter: ‘It Would Be a Disaster to Have Four More Years of Trump’

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Former president Jimmy Carter prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Donald Trump during an event speech Tuesday evening, saying it would be a “disaster” if he were reelected in 2020.

The 94-year-old Georgia native made clear his thoughts on the president, saying, “It would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carter’s remarks were made as he and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, held their annual report at the Carter Center in Atlanta and discussed the vision of their foundation, which includes ending wars, fighting climate change, and “constructively criticizing the United States.”

On the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates, Carter said if they “do those things, I would probably vote for them.”

“I don’t know who I will vote for, but I will vote for one of them,” Carter said. “I voted for Bernie the last time. But one of the major factors I have in my mind is who can beat Trump.”

Echoing many of his husband’s remarks, Rosalynn Carter said, “I think we need a new president.”

“I am so disturbed about white power. He says he is not a racist and maybe he is not,” she added of Trump. “But some of the things he says encourages racism.”

Carter did offer praise for Trump during the event when he discussed ending wars, saying it is “something I like about him.”

“Don’t ask me what else I like,” Carter added.

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