Jimmy Carter Takes a Shot at the Clinton Foundation, Defends Trump

By NTK Staff | 10.22.2017 @10:58am
Jimmy Carter Takes a Shot at the Clinton Foundation, Defends Trump

The former president implied that the Clintons used their charity as a personal slush fund.

In an interview with The New York Times published Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter seemed to imply the Clintons used their foundation for personal gain, while defending President Trump from media criticism.

The Times’ Maureen Dowd asked Carter about other presidents becoming rich in their post-presidency years. The former president said he was emulating the example of Harry Truman, but he added that he has no problem with other presidents making money.

Instead, Carter has pursued humanitarian causes in the years following his administration.

And when Dowd compared Carter’s charitable foundation to the Clinton’s, the former president wasn’t having any of it:

When I compared the Clinton Foundation with the Carter Center, Carter noted: “Rosie and I put money in the Carter Center. We never take any out.”

Carter’s implicit message? The Clintons have used their charity to get rich.

When the conversation turned to President Trump, though, the former president rushed to the current White House occupant’s defense:

“I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter replied. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

His comments echoed those of President Trump, who has criticized media coverage of his administration from the day it started.

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