Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Donald Trump during 37th annual Town Hall for first-year Emory University students. When asked what he would do differently if he were to become president again, he got a swipe in at the current occupant of the White House.
The gist of it? Carter would do the opposite of everything Trump has done.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 14, 2018
“If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that President Trump has initiated.”
Carter, now 93, told students “I pray for him fairly regularly. If he answered my prayers, he’d have to change a lot of things.”
According to a local news report, this response drew a standing ovation from the audience.
Carter and Trump are as close to polar opposites as men can get.
Carter has devoted his life to humanitarian efforts since losing the 1980 presidential election to Republican Ronald Reagan. Even in his 90’s, Carter remains active building houses for the homeless across the world.
Supporters of Carter on Twitter wished the 39th president was young enough to run again (he technically could, of course, but at 93, it simply won’t happen).
Totally agree. Carter has a heart for humanity. but no way, time to stay retired.
— Marty (@martynla1) September 14, 2018
Don’t get me wrong, I love Jimmy. But there’s no way he could handle the Presidency at 93 😳
— CJillian0709 (@cjillian0709) September 14, 2018
Wish you could Jimmy
— Just can't stay silent (@sortaskeptical) September 14, 2018
So run again. Constitution allows it
— Village Whisperer (@village_whisper) September 14, 2018
THEY'LL ALL NEED TO BE CHANGED. SO MANY LAWS THAT PROTECTED US WERE SHUT DOWN.
TRUMP'S TALKING ABOUT ROLLING AUTO EMISSIONS BACK, USING COAL & FRACKING FOR OIL.
TRUMP'S EVEN SAYING ASBESTOS IS GREAT. RUSSIA SELLS ASBESTOS WITH TRUMP'S FACE & TITLE ON THE LABEL. WE NEED CHANGES!
— vivian williams (@vivartist14) September 14, 2018
Trump is the complete opposite of Jimmy Carter.
Trump is a hatefilled old man and seems obsessed with hurting the most vulnerable in american society. His policies not just hurt, but are killing people and profiteering from it.
His ignorance is on display to the world
— Mindy (@mindycroz) September 14, 2018
Carter was a president ahead of his time.
he was so underappreciated in his time…..
— MaryDerrickArt (@maryderrickart) September 14, 2018
He warned the country about the dangers of climate change and overconsumption and even tried to set an example by putting solar panels on the White House. Despite nearly 11 millions jobs added during his four-year term, he lost his reelection bid after an oil shortage crippled the U.S. economy.
Carter was asked what he sees as the greatest threat facing our generation.