Former President Jimmy Carter confirmed to the New York Times that he and his wife voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2016 Democratic primary.
Jimmy Carter said that he had voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, the Daily Beast reports.
At an event with Sanders where the Vermont senator discussed the high voter participation rates in this weekend’s French presidential election — and how that level of participation is essential for the U.S. — Carter quipped “Can y’all see why I voted for him?”
Jimmy Carter would pick Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, Politico reports.
Said Carter: “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.”
“You know…he was so gracious — compared to these asses running.”
— Former Vice President Walter Mondale, quoted by BuzzFeed, comparing former President Jimmy Carter to the 2016 field.
A day after former President Jimmy Carter said his cancer had spread, Sen. Ted Cruz lit into him, MSNBC reports.
Said Cruz: “I think where we are today is very, very much like the late 1970’s. I think the parallels between this administration and the Carter administration are uncanny, same failed domestic policy, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naive foreign policy. In fact, the exact same countries, Russia and Iran, openly laughing at and mocking the president of the United States.”
It is worth noting that Cruz, in June, also joked about Joe Biden after the death of Biden’s son, Beau.
Jimmy Carter announced that he has cancer and will be undergoing treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, the Washington Post reports.
Carter, 90, said the disease was discovered during recent liver surgery to remove “a small mass” and that the cancer “is now in other parts of my body.”