If you guessed the former Grifter-In-Chief and Biggest Sore Loser of Them All — the 45th President of the United States of America — you’d be right.
“I don’t know who I will vote for, but I will vote for one of them. I voted for Bernie the last time. But one of the major factors I have in my mind is who can beat Trump. Because I think it would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump.”
— Former President Jimmy Carter called President Trump “a disaster,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you. The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed positions he’d go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far-right wing policies he’d pursue if he became president.
— Former President Jimmy Carter, saying he would pick Donald Trump over Ted Cruz for president, Politico reports.
Like former Pres. Jimmy Carter himself, his friends seem pretty bad-ass. They put up 500 signs around Plains, Ga., where Carter lives, that said, “Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor.”
Of course, the 90-year-old won’t live forever but it’s hard to make the case that he left anything on the field, as the saying goes, and it would be nice if he could.
Carter’s recent press conference announcing that he has metastatic cancer included two wishes for the rest of his time:
- That the last guinea worm, which causes a painful and horrifying disease and which Carter has worked to eradicate, precede him in death.
- That peace is achieved in the Middle East.
Neither outcome is likely, but the wish Carter didn’t make, for a long and happy life, is a done deal.