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READ: Jimmy Carter Says He Would ‘Change All of the Policies That President Trump Has Initiated’

He got a standing ovation.

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 16: Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd during his 28th annual town hall meeting at Emory University on September 16, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Carter answered Emory students' questions ranging in topics from racism, health care and the Middle East during the one-hour town hall meeting. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

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.

“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).

https://twitter.com/cjillian0709/status/1040490194472886272

Carter was a president ahead of his time.

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.

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