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Jimmy Carter says the United States 'apparently' wanted a jerk for President

Jimmy Carter says the United States 'apparently' wanted a jerk for President

Stephen Colbert (right) asked former President Jimmy Carter (left) is he was "too nice" to be president.

The 93-year-old former president told Colbert that he prays for Trump, but he wasn't sure if his prayers would be answered. Colbert set up the first dig by opining American elected Carter in 1976 because they wanted a "nice guy" in office after Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

On Friday, the former president stopped by The Late Show, and took a few shots at current President Donald Trump. 'I never knew it before'. When Colbert asked if Carter believes his prayers are being answered, the former USA president admitted, "When you pray, God has one of three answers: Yes, No, and You've got to be kidding - not sure which one it is [for Trump] yet".

Carter has in the past been critical of Trump and some of his policy decisions. "Were you too nice to be president?"

"But I've changed my mind lately", he said, earning a laugh.

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"A lot of people will release a book as a trial balloon before they run for president, ' Colbert pointed out, even gifting the nonagenarian a Carter 2020 t-shirt with the tag-line 'still constitutionally eligible" on it.

"I told him that I was available if they ever need me", he told the Times.

Since Carter's book is about the ex-president's faith, Colbert asked him if he was praying for Trump. "Do you think your prayers are being answered?"

Last month, he said he would prefer Trump not be impeached, even if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation exposes wrongdoing on the part of the president.

Colbert also turned to the subject of political enemies and animosity, to which Carter explained he tries to move on and not to hold onto such negative feelings.


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