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Posted: October 29, 2017

Donald Trump thanks Jimmy Carter for 'nice remarks' about media coverage

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Donald Trump thanks Jimmy Carter for 'nice remarks' about media coverage
Jimmy Carter grins in his souvenir T-shirt at the 21st Annual Plains Peanut Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Carter turns 93 on Sunday, Oct. 1. Photo by Jill Stuckey

By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WASHINGTON —

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank former President Jimmy Carter for his remarks about “how badly I am treated by the press.”

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Trump was referring to a recent interview with the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd that had the Georgia native asserting the “media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.”

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Added Carter: “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

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Also in that interview, the Democrat offered Trump his services to negotiate with North Korea’s leader – an offer the White House formally rebuffed on Friday.

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The 93-year-old repeated that he and his wife Rosalynn voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in last year’s Democratic primary. He questioned whether Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election changed “enough votes, or any votes” to matter. And he knocked some of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions.


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